This monogram art features the iconic tulip. This classic spring flower comes in many colors… if there’s one that you particularly want, just let me know!

Original drawing in ink on 9×12 inch vellum-surface bristol paper; color and text added digitally with original watercolor textures. Copyright 2011 Stephanie Smith, all rights reserved.

Part of the Floral Alphabet series, also available separately as cards and as shirts and stickers.

Now available on a variety of gifts and housewares in
T for Tulip at my Zazzle shop!

Stephanie Smith is an illustrator and graphic designer who loves to draw.

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  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 3 years ago

    terrific Tulip!

  • thanks!

    – Stephanie Smith

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederover 3 years ago

    Fantastic! What a coincidence, i painted some tulips yesterday, and a couple of days ago i came to look at your Nasturtium … Those centres had me half batty. They look so easy, and i found them incredibly hard! Yours are great. I’ve been meaning to ask – do you colour your line drawings digitally?

  • Thanks Barbara!

    I saw you had some Nasturtium too… what a coincidence, lol! and I agree… a surprisingly complex flower, I had no idea until I started looking that closely at them! I like the way you simplified them… all your flowers, really. :)

    To answer your question, yes on most of my drawings including this set I add the color digitally but the textures were originally watercolor that I scanned in. The backgrounds are two different watercolor textures layered together with another texture layered in with the flower’s color… I know I’m not telling you anything new but those textures are really fun to make. :) I’m still using Photoshop for this series to stay consistent with the earlier ones but I want to experiment more with Painter now that I have it.

    – Stephanie Smith

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederover 3 years ago

    Thanks for the detailled explanation! And yes, creating own textures is great :-) … I have a scanned piece of parchment which is a sort of standard layer, haha, and then all od the coffee+salt and splattered sheets. I suppose you work with a stylus? I’ve been staring at your illustrations because they have a painted/marker type feel. Which i love!! I have Corel 11 but hardly use anything that it can actually do. Coreldraw for layout, Photopaint for layers. Ps thank you! I’m just on a Agapanthus presently, no idea whether it’s going to work yet though!

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