Getting close in on nature, plants & flowers can be a revelation. Plants we take for granted look very different when drawn with an intense, concentrated examination of the form & details. Spring is the perfect time for this, sketch wisteria buds one month then another sketch a month later reveals the transformation (see above).
I use the concept of yin/yang positive/negative in EVERY drawing I do! Its a way of thinking & seeing that makes drawing complicated forms possible. It was a revelation to me, many years ago when I first discovered it in the excellent – Drawing on the right side of the brain by Betty Edwards. the