Painting the Proteas – How I work

stage1
1. Underpainting in light washes after
transferring from tracing paper.
stage2
2.
Completion of bud. Transferring drawing
of leaves, then underpainting them.
stage3
3. Completion of leaves.
stage4
4.
Transfer drawing of more open flower
behind leaves, start to paint flower.
stage5
5. Completion of flower then transfer
drawing of 3rd flower behind leaves.
stage6
6. Finish painting 3rd flower, adding more leaves
to balance. Sharpen edges, erase any pencil lines.