Art supplies, light source, and basic techniques of starting Botanical Drawing with watercolor pencil and colored pencil.
Step-by-step guidance and visual instruction using colored pencil and watercolor pencil. Study natures forms, patterns and colors throughout the year using seasonal botanical subjects.
Learn basic light source on a three dimensional branch with smooth toning using a complete range of values from light to dark. Use a grisalle technique and then learn to layer color on top with watercolor pencil and colored pencils. Practice rendering overlaps on a group of branches.
Draw a three dimensional round nut form such as an acorn with correct light source, learn basic perspective on the acorn cup form, explore spiral patterns that nature uses on an acorn cup.
Learn the basics of creating leaves with net veining in tones and color with correct light source.
A large round yellow to orange form of a citrus fruit and then a composition with cross sections and cut pieces or a citrus fruit. Learn about creating thumb nail sketches to plan a composition.
Identifying different flower shapes – taking apart flowers, studying reproductive parts, basic perspective of flowers and measuring flowers accurately
Drawing a rose in color from a bud to an open flower. This is a complex flower with multiple petals and dramatic light source using a cup as a model.
Studying and drawing plants outside in the garden, perspective techniques for measuring a disc flower such as a daisy.
Identifying and drawing plants by families to gain understanding of plant patterns and similarities in plants in the same family using 9 plant families that comprise over 75,000 plant species.
Drawing complex overlapping of roots, embossing techniques, adding a soil background around roots.
Understanding the Elements that make up a composition and some methods to help in planning a composition of a Root or Bulb.
Basic Color Theory ~ Color Bias Theory ~Color Matching and Mixing with colored pencils.
This lesson teaches more about creating a complete botanical composition with several plant components to possibly use as a holiday or harvest card or print. In the video there is an exciting bonus video of an interview with 8 world renowned Contemporary Botanical Artists on how they plan a composition.
Step by step instructions for understanding and drawing a water drop.
Study complex spiral patterns on pine cones and find a method for drawing them. Tone with light source and add color.