The Line Drawing
You can draw any subject this way, but flowers are excellent for line drawing because of their beautiful shapes. This technique isolates the subject from the background, so your photo doesn't have to be a particularly good one.
- Make a copy of the subject with tracing paper and a sharp #2 pencil.
- A good way to do this is to tape the tracing paper to the photo and then tape or hold them to a window on a bright day. The outside light shinning through makes it easy to do a tracing.
Even though nature is beautiful, she isn't always perfect. You can improve your drawing by "fixing" and rearranging elements if you want to. For example, I moved a bud or two and re-drew a leaf that had been half eaten away by bugs. (No comments on my gardening technique please!)