If you are going to draw anywhere in Florida, you’re going to be drawing palm trees, they’re everywhere. Florida has 12 native palm varieties and lots more that happily grow there.
Here’s one of the first palm sketches in my travel sketchbook. In brush pen and crayon.
This next piece was done slowly as I stayed indoors during a tornado watch. While the trees by the coast (photos below) were going crazy in the wind, the wall of palms outside my window served as a windbreak and stayed relatively calm.
I had time to kill while I stayed indoors, so I got some shots of my very wet working process.
Here’s one more palm tree and yet another turquoise building, sketched as the sun went down.
If you missed the first post in this series of sketches from Florida, it’s here. Lots more coming up soon.