This is the drawing / painting I worked on the last two weeks. (I don't know what to call it because I did it with watercolor pencils and I did wash a lot of the colors.) What I wanted to accomplish with this experiment was to really push the color to convey emotional intensity. I also want to capture a sense of movement. I don't like that static nature of technical botanical illustration; this is intentionally as far from that as I could get.
As an interesting contrast, I thought it would be fun to look back at the flower drawing I did in my class a year ago:
Quite a change, eh?
P.S. The drawing wouldn't fit on our scanner so I had to photograph it. That caused a little distortion, but I adjusted it a bit an decided it was close enough.