Redraw in pen and rub out the pencil marks when you are done. I add a light series of lines on each flower head. Just take it slow and easy, don't rush it to prevent mistakes.
Colour in your bluebell. I first use a light coat of light blue before applying purple over it. The stem is green.
Now it is time to get artistic as I draw a bluebell wood. For this drawing, I am going to be impressionistic, similar to other impressionist artists such as Claude Monet and his lillypads. Instead of drawing every individual flower and blade of grass in great detail, I am going to use colour to give you an impression that there are hundreds of bluebells. It saves time and is a lot different to the usual way I draw things. First, I mark out a rough square on my drawing pad to show how much I want to draw, but you can use the entire page if you wish. Then I make a line quarter a way from the top to mark where the bluebells and the trees meet.
Shade in the whole area of where the bluebells are going to be with a light layer of green. I also colour in the areas of the leaves around the tree zone. Do it in a blotchy manner to give the impression of lots of leaves. At the base of the line dividing the trees and the bluebells, I create a layer of blue and purple dots to represent the more distant bluebells in the display.
It is time to add the rest of the bluebells. We don't want to completely swamp the sketch in a shade of blue, instead, I leave gaps as I dot the area in purple blobs. Make the flowers in the foreground much large than the rest stretching in the distance.
I add in more layers of green bluebell leaves and more bluebells. The foreground section of the display is created using much heavier lines of green, as a way to make it look as if you can see each leaf close up. The distant section of the display and leaves on the trees have a bit of yellow as if the sun is shining on them. The trees are also coloured in.
Finally, I use a pen to give some impressionistic scribbles (don't go mad though) across the whole display, as well as a few fine branches on the trees. Impressionism works better if you stand back and look at the drawing (or painting) at a distance. So, prop up your sketch, stand back and look at it. What do you think? Hopefully, the sketch has come to life in a scene of colour. If your not happy, just keep adding more bluebells until you are.
I hope you have enjoyed this slightly different How To Draw. You can use impressionism to draw any flower display, not just bluebells. So, whether it is a meadow of buttercups or a garden covered in forget-me-nots, there is no excuse in not drawing them.