Botanical illustration is all about looking at plants in a traditional but exciting way. Here’s what you’ll be doing…
History of botanical illustration: how the traditional methods of watercolour, pen and ink and graphite have been used for centuries and cannot be replaced by photography alone.
Accurate drawing techniques: we’ll refresh you on accurate line-drawing and tonal shading to make your subject appear three-dimensional, as well as helping you arrange your subject on the paper.
Watercolour technique, including mixing colours and using watercolour washes to build up a three-dimensional and life-like image.
In a nutshell, you will have three days to concentrate on drawing, tonal shading and using watercolour, focusing on accuracy – the key to a beautiful illustration. Whilst attention to detail is important, botanical illustration is a very relaxing and enjoyable art form.