This time of year ensures that you never have to look far to find an inspiring subject to draw or paint – radiant flowers abound! From delicate buds to resplendent gardens, artists have always been captivated by the lavish color, texture and form of flowers. Now, we want to see how these striking subjects inspire you!
Announcing Craftsy's #FlowerPower Drawing Contest — One Week Only!
Whether you choose to depict a single bloom or a stunning bouquet, we want to see your unique take on a floral masterpiece!
How to enter:
Create a flower-inspired work and upload it to your project page with the title #FlowerPower Contest. Create your work in graphite, colored pencil, watercolor or any medium you prefer. We only request that you submit a handmade work of art, not a photo.
A panel of Craftsy's art experts will select their favorite works to be featured on the Craftsy blog, including one lucky 1st place winner, who will be awarded a free Craftsy online drawing or painting class of his or her choice.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY:
- STEP 1: Click the Submit Project button below.
- STEP 2: Log in to your Craftsy account (or create an account — it’s free and easy!)
- STEP 3: Select a category for your project.
- STEP 4: Title your project “#FlowerPower Contest” (IMPORTANT: PLEASE BE SURE TO PUT “#FlowerPower Contest” IN THE TITLE OF YOUR PROJECT. Then, we will know the project is a contest submission!)
- STEP 5: Optional: If your piece was inspired by a Craftsy class, then select that class. If not, skip this step!
- STEP 6: Add a bit of info about the project.
- STEP 7: Upload your project photo (or photos). And, you’re done!
- SUBMISSIONS DUE: By 11:59 MT September 28, 2014.
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Need some floral inspiration?
Check out the incredible work created by artists from the Craftsy community.
Graphite drawing via Craftsy member StephenAinsworth
Craftsy member StephenAinsworth created this rivetingly realistic depiction of a rose using carbon pencils. We’re captivated by the dimensional water droplets and the lushness of this black and white work of art.
Colored pencil via Craftsy member Kathryn Barstow
Color and detail combine to spectacular effect in Craftsy member Kathryn Barstow’s lovely, colored pencil depiction of yellow roses.
Colored pencil via Craftsy member Robert Murphy
This late autumn rose caught our eye! Craftsy member Robert sketched this piece before bringing it to life in colored pencil.
Colored pencil via Craftsy member cmbassett
Craftsy member cmbassett created this lifelike, luminous iris using colored pencils.
Ink and pen via Craftsy member Sammantha Scott
This bold blossom was created by Craftsy member Sammantha Scott using pen and colored inks. Graphic lines and contrasting hues make it a truly eye-catching flower.
Colored pencil via Craftsy member Joanne271280
Craftsy member Joanne271280's radiant rhododendrons showcase the beautiful depth you can achieve using colored pencil burnishing techniques.
Want a chance to have your work featured on the Craftsy blog, and to win a free Craftsy class of your choice? Upload your botanical artwork to your project page with the title "#FlowerPower" to be entered automatically now.