Drawing on your imagination initially may present some challenges, but with practice it becomes second nature. i.e. you learn as you go! From this first image of the banksia, I developed the concept of a circular form; deciding to pair up the golden amber with soft mossy greens.
The next “springboard” for my imagination was the photo of a lovely shadow drawing upon the wall. Beautiful circular forms with linear divisions going in the 3 directionals: horizontal, vertical, diagonal. Again, the golden glow appealed.
The final piece came together as a gouache drawing on Twinrocker Feather Deckle paper. Aiming for a Limited palette of prussian blue, green, golden yellow in order to lessen the chaotic feel and busyness of the drawing itself. I included a variation of circular form sizes and some geometric aspects into the mix, as part of integrating my two reference springboard sources.
Also, I extended tendrils going outside the image to further enhance both a sense of depth and the sense of organic flow to an otherwise very geometric piece. I placed the image onto a dark burgundy background, but may change that to a moss green for more of a natural feel.