Poppies are one of my favourite flowers, hence my multiple versions. I just thought it would be a great idea to use different mediums and see how they turned out.
For this first one I just used black marker pen. I enjoyed the calming repetitive feeling when doing this one.
The second is a pen and ink watercolour sketch, which is a medium (watercolours) I very rarely use. I so enjoyed using a dip pen again but the jury is out for me still with my watercolours. I think it is because I love bold colours and strong lines in my work.
The third is hand painted fabric which is then cut out into little segments and sewn. The photo does not do this one justice and I was thinking
of sewing seed beeds in the middle. This one took the longest and the most planning which I did enjoy.
The fourth and final piece is done in acrylic inks, just putting the brush down randomly to create the petals with no guidance marks. I loved the freedom this one gave me and also the effect I achieved. They were also so quick!
This was such a rewarding experience for me and I think my order of favourites, looking at them on screen, are 4, 1, 3 and lastly 2. Which ones do you like best?
Thank you Michael for coming up with his great challenge. More poppies over on the Creative Tuesdays blog.