This is a pen & ink and watercolour project inspired by the beautiful work of Nurkhi Paints, an artist from Vancouver.
From her website:
My name is Nuraya, and I'm a Registered Nurse and self-taught artist from British Columbia, Canada. I am inspired by the natural world and I love adding intricate details and colour to my work. My goal is to create beautiful art that brings people a sense of inspiration, calm and joy.
Find her on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/nurkhi.paints/
My Grade 7 - 9 students started off by visiting her Instagram and watching her tutorials. They looked up leaf or mushroom (or any object) online to sketch out first on paper. Then they traced it with a sharpie.
Then they painted their designs using watercolours, making sure to use at least
two colours within each section.
Once dry, they used an ultra fine tip sharpie (or micron pen) to fill the painting with
closely spaced curved parallel lines.
Some completed Grade 7 - 9 works!