Collectif Creativity: 18Apr2022

by Alison Hall @alison.sketcher

Meditative Botanical sketching
It’s been easy to find creative inspiration online in the last 18 months, with so many new courses and demos available! I am currently following a Domestika course called “Botanical Sketchbooking: A Meditative Approach.” The instructor is Lapin, a well-known urban sketcher. I follow him on Instagram (@lapinbarcelona) and, in particular, had admired his botanical sketches — I was interested to see and understand his process. The key is to slow down and really observe the structure of the plant or flower. The drawing is done directly in ink, but if you make a mistake, it doesn’t matter. It’s about the process, not the final result. It really is meditative and calming, but also exciting.

Lately I’ve been obsessed with tulips, in various stages.

Seawhite watercolour sketchbook, 6 x 8 inches
Ink, watercolour, colour pencil, gelly roll pen

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  1. Wow, Alison! Watching you sketch and paint has always been fascinating to me – you make it seem so effortless (and we all know better). These tulips are absolutely wonderful!


  2. Beautiful work Allison! I truly envy anyone who can do flowers! I have tried, but apparently I am, so far anyway, unable to be patient and slow down enough. I hope we will have the pleasure of seeing some of these in a future show.


  3. These are beautiful sketches Alison!
    Thank you too for the info for Lapin on Instagram
    Happy we can now see all of the flowers including tulips coming out🌷


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