Mission Statement

The Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists is an open and diverse group of artists, collectors and admirers who share a love for the practice and perpetuation of botanical art and illustration with a fond focus on plants in the Rocky Mountain Region.
We encourage and participate in educational outreach, juried and non-juried exhibits, lectures, workshops and regular chapter meetings. The RMSBA is proud to be the very first chapter affiliation of the international organization, the American Society of Botanical Artists.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Drawing a Day Week 3, Day 1, Dry Color

Colored pencils are a semi-dry, or conversely, a semi-liquid, medium that holds pigment in a handy wood holder. They are mostly semi- or fully transparent, and can be used to build a quick sketch painting. Barbara Benedetti Newton is a master of the media, and she offers this neat tutorial painting some garlic heads, backlit.

Try this:

A Tutorial with Garlic

When you're drawing and sketching, keep in mind that you can add color pretty much at any time. Pump up your explorations with good, fast color with colored pencil, watercolor washes, or colored pens. You'll love the results.

Black Cherry using listed colored pencils, Libby Kyer
We want to see YOUR work!
If you're noticing a lot of just one artist in this exercise, it's because I am waiting for your artwork! Please send JPGs of your work to rmsbartists@google.com. Looking forward to seeing you!

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