Monday, June 15, 2020
July 25-August 22 (August 15 instructor is not available), 9:30 -12:30 pst, 4 sessions, with 12 hours total instruction time.
Botanical illustration has been around for hundreds of years and in this fun workshop we'll get to explore this amazing art form. Working with traditional botanical guidelines, we'll explore through the use of colour pencils in illustrating plants, fruits and vegetables. We'll work on layout/composition, rendering form, how to choose colours and layering with colour pencils. We'll talk about the process of colour pencil work from types of papers to types of pencils and all the in-betweens. Along the way we'll delve into how to choose your colours, how and when to blend effectively and the need for working with multiple colours for effective images that pop. I'll pass along key skills and tricks on effective colour use and discuss the process involved in illustrating botanical specimens.
In addition students will have online access to the instructor for feedback, discussion and questions during the week, as well, students will have access to 4 exclusive online bonus videos that will delve deeper into advanced botanical techniques and methods such as effective leaf veins, reflections, transparency of petals, and how to get sharp edges and whites. Each video will be available following the weekly session.
Materials list: (choice of one of the following paper pads, no larger than 9 x 12)
Stonehenge, Strathmore Mixed Media, Strathmore vellum Bristol.
Colour Pencil: Faber Castell Polychromos (or equivalent in professional colour pencils): 103 ivory, 104 light yellow glaze, 107 cadmium yellow, 111 cadmium orange, 118 scarlet red, 217 middle cadmium red, 225 dark red, 128 light purple pink, 138 violet, 247 indianthene blue, 167 permanent green olive, 266 permanent green/blue, 173 olive green yellowish, 169 caput mortum, 175 dark sepia, 182 brown ocre, 176 nougat.
Students can Bring any set of professional colour pencils to this workshop.
Prismacolor colourless blender, black and white.