Step-by-Step Florals: The Basic Formula

You can follow this basic formula for each of the floral projects in this book. While I will go into details on different aspects of the individual flowers, it’s helpful to read this section first.


Step 1

Study the shape of the flower—both the overall shape of the bloom itself, as well as the smaller components of the plant. Look for a general shape, such as a circle, an oblong, or a triangle. How do the shapes interact with each other? What shapes make up the center of the flower?

How many flowers are there? Is there just one central bloom, like a rose, or several separate flowers, like in a foxglove? ...

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