Pastel Hibiscus and Art Process

Drawing of Flower Petals on a Hibiscus

These hibiscus flower drawings were done over three hours with oil pastels. Creativity needs space. Demanding good results is a pressure that squashes creativity. I didn’t set a time limit, I just decided to draw. 

These Hibiscus flowers are all sketches I did today over the course of about three hours. I think they will look gorgeous hung together on a wall with identical frames in a grid.

The best thing to do is sit down with some paper, something to draw with (paint, pastels, crayons, pens, stamps, anything), and something to listen to so that you don’t notice the passing of time. That’s how I get into the zone. I also love Alan Beck’s creativity experiment: lighting a bit of white sage before painting.

Author: Katana

Katana Leigh is a professional international artist with her paintings at home in Canada, the USA, Costa Rica, Australia, and more. Find her on Artist Katana Shop, Google! and Instagram

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