You know I do love a dragonfly or two. Their little, elegant wings add movement to a garden and a ‘special something’ to a flower painting.
My stylised dragonflies are simply five lines – a slightly curved body (place and pull your brush), then two sets of wings – a tight V on each side, painted from the outside in (remember to move your whole wrist to pull each stroke towards the body). The top wing is usually a lot longer than the bottom wing and the head is small (if it’s too big, plastic surgery may be required 🙂 ).
If you’ve been to a Paint Along and struggled with dragonflies, or if you haven’t been to a Paint Along but you’d like to try some dragonflies, click here for a downloadable practice sheet, just for you.