At us such drawing of orchids has to turn out here. all images have the big size therefore to increase press the picture.
This photo from which we will draw orchids.
Step 1. Draw the sketch of flowers, the author draws approximately, however for observance of proportions recommends to use a grid as we did it in lessons of drawing of a horse, a cow, girls.
Step 2. Attentively we look on referens and we choose the necessary colors. The scale in this case varies from reddish pink to cold blue shades.
If there are difficulties with selection of flowers, it is possible to use a simple method. By means of the standard filter (Filter> of Artistic> Cutout) in a photoshop we receive the following picture:
I began work with the top petal of a near flower to us. I leave places where at my discretion there will be droplets and I start causing with easy shading the main tone. Do not try to make a leaf of one color — use harmoniously combined colors together.
I condense tone of a leaf, I draw streaks in more dark color, than a leaf. I draw droplets the same pencils, as a petal. A little later I will dwell upon it.
Step 3. I pass to other leaves. It is necessary to consider features of lighting and at once to leave the lightest places. It is very difficult to correct colored pencils. Until I finish drawing of one leaf up to the end, I will not pass to another. Perhaps, it is not absolutely correct, as they say "draw an ear — look at a heel", but everyone solves, what to use equipment.
Step 4. I draw "a pestle - stamens" — at orchids it appears the lip is called. For it already I use crimson and claret tone. Closer to the middle of a flower — yellowish and pink. It is also necessary to draw specks both on petals, and on a lip.
Step 5. We begin work on the top flower. The principle — the same. The petal is farther — the more cold shades need to be used at its portrayal, it gives feeling of planned character.
Let's in more detail consider drawing of a separate petal.
We cause the main tone, we leave places for droplets.
We add more shades, we draw streaks in the right places. Do not forget to press drawings in more detail to consider details.
Now the shadow — a leaf is a little bent therefore the most dark places will be a shadow under a bend at edge of a petal and is closer to the middle of a flower.
The finishing — we do a shadow even more darkly, but we do not block the main tone completely. To edges we cause pink colors which will create effect of lighting.
So, droplets. The lightest place on a drop — a patch of light — has to be in that place, from where actually and light falls. Under a patch of light there will be the most dark place on a drop, further as on a gradient — is lighter. I did not use any referens for their drawing, but this picture can clear business:
At first we put toning, as well as when drawing petals.
Further we take a pencil more darkly, we designate it the main visible tone.
Further — is more dark. We do not forget to leave light patches of light and reflexes on a drop.
Well and touch-up — a shadow under a drop. In order that it looked" more interestingly" I give it still big transparency — simply I draw to a petal streak on which it lies.
Other droplets — the same principle. We do not forget about a uniform source of lighting. It is better to be trained at first to draw drops separately, with different light sources, a tonality, patches of light and all the rest.
At us the following picture turns out:
Step 6. We safely finished with these a petal and we pass to others.
We will try to make the lower flower "not in focus", more indistinct than all others therefore you should not study it carefully.
Well and couple of photos under another aspect.
Step 7. It was necessary to draw a branch and not revealed buds and the orchid is ready.
Step 8. I decided to make a background more contrast, than in the photo. It was given me most difficultly — it was necessary to do 2-3 layers of shading on such extensive surface. You can make it any, such as on a referensa, or not to do in general.
Here ready work of a lesson how to draw orchids.
Author: crazycheese. Source: Demiart.ru