At the risk of over posting (I’m on vacation all week so get used to it)... I tried that poppy abstract tutorial that limr posted and I’m super happy with how it came out. It’s not perfect results but a great tutorial. Here’s the first layer: And the official end to the tutorial: Great sideways again! I wasn’t crazy about the stick stems so I added some leafy strokes and the obligatory watercolor tutorial flicks of color (I don’t really get that but I’m the newb so I did it). Here’s the final. I think I’ve figured out a solution for the sideways issue.