Light box set up

How do you set up your light source for botanical illustration? Quite a bit of paper, ink and conversation has gone into proper light source set up. When i was taking classes at the Denver School of Botanical Illustration, there were a… Read More

So many reds…

On the left you see the long purple streak. That is Quinacridone Violet. Ignore that. We are talking today about the three red lines on the right. From top to bottom there are; Pyrrol Scarlet by Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton Winsor Red,… Read More

Photography vs. botanical illustration

In this day and age of high tech imagery, it may seem odd to some that there are people such as I (and many, many others) who dedicate so much of their time and treasure to learning the fine art of botanical… Read More

Nature journaling exercise

Shown in the photo above are the different techniques you can use to shade an illustration: top-side of pencil, middle 1- cross hatching, middle 2- the tip or point of the pencil was used, bottom- stippling where the tip of the pencil… Read More

The Year of Nature Journaling

Get your sketchbooks, your pencils, erasers, etc. It’s time for; THE YEAR OF NATURE JOURNALING! I made a video. Here is a LINK