Flatlays

There is something about thoughtfully placed flatlay photography that soothes me. 
Bonus if it is photographed well. 
Personally Photographer Naina Gahlaut ( https://www.instagram.com/nainagahlaut/?hl=en )does it best and I am in awe everytime I see her work. 

So I wanted to take it a step further ,admiration or inspiration, and illustrate her creations.

I used to feel uneasy drawing from an existing photograph and sharing it. I guess it has something to do with "imposter syndrome" most artists face. Where you draw a line between inspiration and copying.

But I realised all this that I am drawing is part of my technical learning process. What I do when I see and draw is observe, analyse how to create a texture I'm seeing in the photograph, what medium works best , how can I achieve the light, shadows etc. 90% of it is about understanding singular elements and hardly about JUST copying it and never about using it for commercial/ selling purposes. 

So here is the artwork and the original image .

Flatlays
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