This Japanese orchid bloom is authentic, but truthfully, the foliage should be more like that of jonquils. A vine was needed for a trellis, so artistic license was invoked to combine the bloom of the Japanese orchid with the foliage and vine of a philodendron. This illustration is an enlargement of an airbrush illustration; details completed with brush and ruler. Eventually this illustration was scanned into Photoshop, and the soft shadow and multi-color background were added later.
Keywords: Airbrush, Realism, Watercolor, Floral, Botanical, Nature, Feminine
© Linda Carruth