To learn how to draw Hawaiian flowers, observe, observe, observe!Hawaii has got a mild climate generally, warm all year around. But did you know that the Hawaii island have 11 of the 13 climate zones? In other words, 11 microclimates! From ..."the humid tropical zones, from sea level to 450 feet (137 m), the arid and semi-arid zones, the warmest parts of the islands, the temperate zones, at certain locations above 1,300 to 1,650 feet (400 to 500 m) and the Alpine zones, chilly areas above 10,500 feet (3,200 m). " to-hawaii.com
Here are the most famous flowers of Hawaii:
Hibiscusis the flower symbol for Hawaii.
Plumeria or Frangipan are actually trees ( up to 30 feet high). The colors of these flowers can be white, red, pink, red, yellow or even rainbow!
King Protea- In durban, South Africa, where I lived, there are roads named after this flower which is quite unique indeed.
Some science is never inappropriate: a botany link for the hawaiian flowers
More flowers on Maui, Hawaii, from a candid perspective
Using mineral spirit (e.g. Gamsol TM) and colored pencil is a technique that you can use for painting flowers as well. In this video, a general demostration of the technique (not on a flower).
Demonstration of acetate sheet, for help in placing objects on watercolor paper.http://VivianHershfield.com
"You can buy acetate sheets at good art supply stores or online at Cheap joes (or Amazon ). Thanks for your comment."
"Cold pressed paper is mainly for working wet into wet. Hot pressed you work dry with minimal water. The effect is different too."
and this is the same tip from draw and paint.com
http://www.plaidonline.com/ Donna Dewberry teaches how to paint the cabbage rose using the One Stroke technique.