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    References for Vines?

    hello!

    currently, i am working on a painting that i would like to be amazing to the best of my ability and i was wondering: where can i find good references for vines or even how to paint vines efficiently? i have been looking on the webs and not finding much and not entirely certain how i should approach painting vines.

    the image below is an example of what im looking for. the question is; now do i go about doing something like that!? (image not mine)

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    Try 'Drawing vines: theory and practice - a comprehensive guide for beginners and professionals' by B. Thullis and N. Snoesen

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    Look up ivy you'll get better reference. Once you research and get more familiar with the different types of ivy there are you can pick one that is suitable for your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueVon View Post
    where can i find good references for vines
    Most gardens and at least flower shops have vines for you.

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    Like Dpaint and TinyBird said...

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    Latin species names and family names I recommend. You will get WAY more results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueVon View Post
    hello!
    where can i find good references for vines?
    some vines.

    and the internet


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    1. Look on internet use search terms relevant to interest.
    2. Once on internet, go through many pages of the image results so you don't look like a tool because you only looked at the top results for research and copied it directly.
    3. Look up names (ie synonyms and scientific names like they taught you in school) and write them down to produce more search results.
    4. Repeat Steps 1-3. This may take several hours of research. Realize you're not done. As you only have 2d results of a 3d object.
    5. Once you have names of research. Go outside and see if you can find more results.
    6. If no results are within your vicinity use a phone directory to find out if places in your area carry vines. Some obvious places, a Home Depot, Walmart/Target/Big Name Department Store/Garden. Other places, Flower Shops. A Park, a mom and pop garden store.
    7. Once there, buy one! Support your local community! Or, see if you can do sketches on location.
    8. Take object home and study it. Whisper sweet nothings and nurture it.
    9. If object is small and planted, take a lamp and try observing it under different lighting conditions.
    10. Draw these studies. Take notes
    11. If you are prone to allergies where 6-8 cannot apply, go to a craft store and look at fake plants and hope for the best when going through steps 9-10

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    You're in the US. Something near where you live is covered in ivy right now. Go and poke at it.

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    Heh, looking at the painting that reminds me of thyme. We had some lemon scented ones that we purchased to cover some of the rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    Heh, looking at the painting that reminds me of thyme. We had some lemon scented ones that we purchased to cover some of the rocks.
    Yeah, that totally looks like groundcover.

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