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.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Drawing a Day

Aliciella sedifolia, colored pencil, Teresa Burkert
Teresa reports, I have been doing this little kid a lot...more than it shows!...instead of small items on a daily basis." And that's another really helpful way to do a drawing a day - focus on one specimen.

Draw the specimen again and again until you like your drawing, then start finishing techniques. The benefits of working this way are many. You get to know your specimen in a way few have the time. Each time you rework, re-see, re-imagine, or re-toss, you're learning more and more and more. Building on your on work, in a series, or simply in a longer creation process hits all the right notes for growth and improvement. What could be better?

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