More magnolia studies This time I tried on a very fine cotton paper with no texture, smooth and scary. It was hard, I am not going to lie, texture helps a lot with water control. Another thing, I don't enjoy when paper immediately after brush stroke sucks in the pigment and wont allow me to smooth it with another stroke with a wet brush. This sometimes happens with smooth paper, not with textures one though, which makes the work much easier.
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If realistic was what you were going for, then I'd say you did a fairly good job at it. However, with realistic petals, the bottom sides of the petals that are shown should have a vain like texture to them. I do think that you made a nice choice in the end though, by simply shading the backsides darker.
Overall I think you executed the flower beautifully, and created a pleasant drawing to look at.