Brookshaw, George / Groups of flowers : drawn and accurately coloured after nature, will full directions for the young artist : designed as a companion to the treatise on flower painting
The china aster
THE CHINA ASTER. THIS Plate represents a group of China Asters, which will be found so easy to colour after they are sketched, that very few instructions are required to enable the student to do them. I must, however, recommend a very correct sketch to be made: observing that the leaves have their proper turns, it will be also advisable to mark in the petals with a fine pencil, with lake for the pink flower, and purple for the purple flower; then with a pencil that will spread at the point, put in each petal with one broad stroke if possible. As all the different tints are the effect of light and shade, you must heighten the dark parts with deeper tints; and observe, the more tints you can introduce, the richer your drawing will appear.
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