I am not very good at drawing especially drawing detail on a small scale.
So I drew this image on a much larger scale than used on this card. The original drawing almost filled an A4 sheet of paper.
Once I had finished scribbling, I scanned the image into my PC and then reduced the image down to a quarter of it's original size. I printed it off and coloured the image using Copic markers.
The next image was created a little differently.
Instead of drawing the whole image as you see here. I drew the single rose. On another section of my A3 sketch paper, (nowhere near the single bloom) I drew the bunch of rose buds.
Then I drew a single leaf followed by the little bunch of blue flowers and the Rose hips.
None of the sketches were connected as they are here.
I took a sheet of tracing paper and a fine black pen and began tracing off the rose, then I moved the tracing paper over to the next image and traced over the leaf placing several leaves around the rose. I kept moving the tracing paper over the drawings, and tracing off the different pieces until I had an arrangement I quite liked. The tracing paper was then put into the scanner and then printed off the final image onto silky, smooth, thin card using a laser printer. I chose the laser printer so I don't get any ink smudges when I colour the images.
I have decided to share my rough drawings after a request on FB. So if you like the images, you can print them off , colour them and use the images for your own personal use.
Click on a picture, to get larger image then right click on the image and save to your computer. Then you ll be able to print it off and resize as much as you like.