Botanical Illustration: Forage and Draw with Colored Pencil and Watercolor
Join Wendy for a deep dive into the techniques outlined in her beautiful new book The Joy of Botanical Drawing. Learn how to use a grisaille method for creating undertones in a neutral color - these tones allow for three dimensional accurate drawing and the clear structure of plants. Explore layering techniques using watercolor pencil washes in combination with dry colored pencils for adding details and creating a painting that has realistic vibrant color and rich depth. Use embossing tools to add fine lines, pattern details, and subtle veining. This method delivers quicker results than traditional techniques, and with portable materials allows the artist to work in the field or any variety of settings. Leverage the peak summer growth at Snow Farm by drawing flowers, fruits, and seed pods found in the gardens, fields, and woods. No supply fee; an instructor kit fee of $100 is payable during the class.