This class is designed to teach the skills necessary to portray plants, both from an artistic and scientific perspective. We will explore botanical illustration through three different techniques involving pencil, pen, and watercolour. This class is for amateurs and committed illustrators.
Class: 9 sessions Days: Wednesdays. Cost: $350. July 4th - Aug 29th, 2018. Time: 4 pm-6 pm
Feel free to email us to Puralunaestudio@gmail.com and Vancouveratelier@gmail.com for more information.
Botanical illustration Art is at its core an exercise in observation. Plants reveal their details slowly and this workshop will take you through the necessary steps for their accurate portrayal.
We first become familiar with a plant’s morphology and venation. These first building blocks will be studied through sketching, shading and use of negative space.
Next, we will learn about color theory by studying the color palette employed in this workshop. This will involve testing colours and keeping notes on each mixture, with the goal of achieving an accurate and natural palate.
Our study will include drawing and painting from life.
The watercolour painting technique will involve feather and dry brush. These methods allow better control of water in creating details and blurring edges. Ultimately this will provide a greater sense of confidence when using watercolours to paint.
Materials are essential in achieving the goals of this course. The quality of the paints, paper and the use of a drawing board will affect the quality of the painting. This is the reason I will provide a list of my favorite materials to be used in this workshop.