Botanic Drawing & Painting (Intermedediate / Advanced)
Working from plants and flowers and other natural organic forms you will be the discipline of careful observational drawing and painting.
What The Course is About:
Botanical drawing and painting as a creative art form and a means of recording the botanical world. Working from plants and flowers and other natural organic forms you will be introduced to a discipline of careful observational drawing and painting. You will explore working with form, line, tone, texture and colour as well as composition using pencil and water colours
Graphite pencils (2H, H, HB, B1 & B2 and B4).Putty Rubber/Eraser (best is grey coloured Faber Castel Art rubber) A small soft brush or clean feather (to brush your paper / drawing) to remove impurities. A sketch book for notes and practice and plant studies (A5 or A4 will suffice) Paper for graphite and Pen & Ink: A3 Bristol board - 250g/m2 minimum weight or heavier • Light weight tracing paper – lots of it. Mapac plastic carrying portfolio for your work - say A3 or A2 size. OR suitable alternative.
The course is aimed those with previous experience in botanical drawing and painting.
By the end of the course you will:
• Develop skills in line drawing and shading to express form and texture.
• Compose a drawing to illustrate a botanical specimen to desired outcome.
• Become familiar with graphite, OR pen & ink OR watercolour as media used in botanical illustration. Multimedia approaches will be encouraged, requiring disciplined dedication.
• Can use the course to explore botanical illustration further in their own time