This is a wildflower Illustration that I created using a Sharpie Pen and Copic markers. The Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata) is a actually a perennial evergreen herb with darling tiny flowers. It has dark green, variegated leaves 2–7 cm in length, and 6–26 mm in width. The variegation of the leaves arises from the distinct white veins contrasted with the dark green of the leaf. The nearly round flowers which appear in late July to early August, are found on top of tall stalks. They grow very close to the ground. In the photograph below, I had my camera almost on the ground.
I started with a pencil drawing of the plant. I am very comfortable with pencil which proves a good way for me to become familiar with the flower and plant shapes. In the finished drawing I work with a black marker drawing and the color is then added. I added the butterfly to make the drawing a square shape.