After, Donald Trump won the presidency, I gave up on Facebook due to the nastiness being posted constantly. Who needs that? I belonged to a great Botanical Illustration group. The work was amazing! These hardworking artists could draw anything and make it look like a master piece. They are part of the reason why I … Continue reading My drawing wish list
My first attempt at egg plants in watercolor. It's hard... watercolor is haarrrd! Perhaps one day I'll look forget how hard it was but for today... it's HARD!
Looking for free art tutorial videos? The Northern Kentucky University has a great selection of free tutorial videos. I am still taking the watercolor tutorial I signed up for through, Mindy Lighthipe. I am also awaiting the start of her drawing class which begins March 20th. In the mean time, it's online tutorials that are … Continue reading Drawing tutorial videos
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 couple of options given for light box construction. One was a foam core … Continue reading Light box set up
My first ever botanical watercolor.
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, and Winsor Newton Cadmium Red. They may appear similar to identical on your … Continue reading So many reds…
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 illustration. Why not just photograph everything and be done with it all? Instead … Continue reading Photography vs. botanical illustration