Nature can truly be an amazing inspiration source and Grace Ciao’s floral fashion illustrations prove it. The blooming creations celebrate every color and curve that you can find in nature — something a lot of women would love to see walking down the runway. Business student and fashion illustrator, Grace Ciao finds her design inspiration from nature. She was able to create gorgeous and unbelievable sketches using real flower petals instead of ink, pencils or watercolors. Speaking about her unique creative process, Ciao says that flowers “help me create prints which I otherwise couldn’t have thought of” and “petals work really well for illustration also because their delicacy and exquisiteness mimic those of a soft fabric.” Occasionally, her works tap into the use of markers and water colors to construct her designs. More of Ciao’s sketches can be seen on Instagram or on her website.