More Flowers by Jessie

There’s a reason I’ve been drawing flowers via zoom lately. It’s because Jessie Chapman makes the best arrangements. (You can see lots of them on her instagram feed along with her sketches of them).

When I “arrange” flowers I am usually taking a grocery store bought bouquet and putting it into a vase. But Jessie takes apart store bouquets, adds a few special flowers from her local florist, mixes in interesting textures and colors of foliage. Her final arrangements are a complex mix of textures, colors and patterns. And, they have really interesting gestural lines in the arrangements that I love working with.

Here is a bouquet I sketched recently in a zoom session to celebrate Valentine’d Day and the Lunar New Year.

And here is a capture of my desk after it was done with the main tools I used in capturing it: watercolor, watersoluble crayons, and an Ackerman Pen. Many of you have asked about this pen. It’s a new tool I am loving playing with but don’t know enough about yet, except this: I love dip pens and I am fine with inky fingers. Both these seem like prerequisites to using the pen.

Also pictured, my most important tool to creating when at home: hot tea.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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9 Responses to More Flowers by Jessie

  1. jankto says:

    I love the photo of your desk with your completed painting and cup of tea. That’s inspiring! Thank you for sharing it. Jan

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  2. SasalaRW says:

    Absolutely gorgeous sketch Suhita! Sasala

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  3. Thomas Richmond says:

    Very nice,would love to see a vedio of the process
    Thanks for sharing

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  4. Tom Richmond says:

    Very nice, would love to see a vedio of the process

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  5. Deanna Lee says:

    Love it!

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  6. I like the way you’ve used both pages for the sketch. Gives the flowers a lovely flow.

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  7. pw57 says:

    It is a fantastic sketch! You have conveyed the feeling of the bouquet just as you described.

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