I have portrayed this sunflower in the traditional realistic style.
I discovered that the seeds are arranged in a very orderly pattern when I sketched a sunflower. But no matter how unusual the arrangement is, it doesn’t really make much difference to us, except that it adds to the flower’s beauty.
I later mentioned the arrangement of the seeds when I was explaining sunflower ecology in the classroom, and one student exclaimed that this pattern was called a “Fibonacci sequence.” This student taught junior high school art, but she surprisingly knew this mathematical term. Quite unusual!
Finally, I painted a white butterfly in the upper right corner, and the butterfly and flowers highlight each other. ＠