Orchid illustration and the beauty of watercolor

tiger orchid


So, my iPod touch doesn’t take very clear pictures, but I can’t sync photos from my phone while I’m here in Australia so this is how it’s gonna have to be 😛  I drew this while waiting at the airport in Dallas a couple of weeks ago. It was my way of passing time/ finding something familiar in my surroundings. Drawing always makes me calmer in stressful or uncomfortable situations… probably the reason why I drew all the time in high school.

This was inspired by a new kind of orchid that I found in a book. The striped markings are especially unique. The texture they make from looking at the orchid from far away is completely awesome. Of course, I don’t think I drew the center the same as the actual orchid. I kind of improvise how I like.

I haven’t got water colors here yet. I took a look in the campus store just to see if they had them, but all I could see were acrylic and oil paints. I plan on getting a few different colors and finding a spray bottle so I can keep doing these drawings. There’s something about the watercolor texture that guides my drawings. I feel like it’s easier to lay out clean and confident lines when there is already visual texture on the paper. Maybe it’s like dot-to-dot, or maybe it’s like drawing constellations in the stars 🙂


About Kira Call Ceramics

Just a girl in Wyoming playing with mud and making pottery for a living. Living the dream! :)
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