I find it hard to get the contrast in watercolour, which is often something beginners do This is something I want to work on, but the paper was starting to shred under the peanut so I figured that was enough. You can’t quite see the details in the peanut flowers, they are like tiny orchids and there are stripey bits around the inner petal.
My continual refrain to pull myself back from overworking it: “It’s a sketch, not a watercolour painting!” Darn, I just noticed that the flowers are out of scale (too big) in relation to the leaves. Some of them anyway. I was trying to fit everything on the oval for a vine. It’s an interpretation I suppose rather than photo-realism.
The materials I used:
Staedtler 2H pencil
Van Gogh watercolours
Prismacolor coloured pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils
Staedtler Karat Aquarelle watercolour pencils