Yesterday someone remarked on how I could possibly know whether I was drawing flowers, leaves, or hair when working on this picture. At first I thought this a very silly question. Then it dawned on me that people can't see my finished idea in my head like I can. So I thought I should point out the qualities that distinguishes these three elements. The leaves are pointed in a Jules Verne fin way. The flowers are ruffled and gather in a circular pattern. Lastly the hair, which would look most unusual in zero gravity, hovers in smooth flowing bunches around her neck and shoulders.
When I first sketch in all these details I have a rough idea of what goes where, so that when I switch to ink it's less of a shot in the dark. However I often improves along the way too.
It's an imperfect science..
Stay Artsy & DFTBA