In this case, I chose to draw the birds of paradise in my garden in Fiji. They’re beautiful, and I had a vision of them hand-drawn on a throw pillow.
A lot of us are spending more time at home these days, and throw pillows are a way to freshen up your decor and add more comfort and appeal to your home.
The first step was to take a few photos of the plant. I took closeups of the flowers and wider shots of the plant to see how the leaves look. I used these photos to guide my drawing.
I took a photo of the finished drawing, then added a bit of color via editing software to make the flowers stand out.
Once the artwork was ready, I added it to my online storefronts and decided on specific products to feature it.
Here is the throw pillow I originally envisioned. You can get it (and other products featuring my Bird of Paradise artwork) at RedBubble.