I drew this plant with a dip pen and then painted these with my watercolor and gouache palette and then added some color pencils and neocolor II crayons. It was a much longer sketch than I am used to. Many times I felt like this is going nowhere. I started filming the process (see below) but as frustration grew I turned the camera off. And many times I thought that this will never work out. I am not happy about the final result - but I learned quite a bit about not giving up while I made this and some colors turned out really close to what I wanted - so here it is - to share the experience and to remember to keep going.     


  1. Nina, I love this it is beautiful. You need to put it away for a week or two and then look at the gorgeous colors anew and enjoy your work.

    1. thank you - this is a very encouraging thought!