drawing magnolia and serpent

Here is a sneak peek behind the scenes to the creation process of my Magnolia and Serpent artwork. I wanted to create an intricate and slight surrealist artwork that morphs a twining serpent with botanical elements, so I chose magnolia blossoms as they gave a nice contrast to the fluidity of the snake.

Working first in pencil, then creating the detail and dimension in pigment ink pens, I then scanned the artwork to colour it digitally and transform it into both artworks and pattern designs.