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.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What Shall We Do for Our Drawing a Day Project in March?

So for our purposes, we will not be viewing fully rendered realist images this March. Let’s commit to making really good drawings – sketches, contours, massing in studies, blind contour, gesture drawings, or any other application of line, tone or color to surface that serves us. And, let’s share the results. Send them to Ye Olde Blogmeister by clicking HERE, and then forwarding a scan of your work and a brief description about why you drew the image, and what it did for you; for example, worked out a problem in a bigger picture, captured the sun at just the right spot falling on the cat, helped you rewire your brain to draw only what you see, worked out form issues, captured motion, etc. We’ll post your image and your words here. 

Janet White's lovely sketch created during a class at the Denver Botanic Gardens, demonstrating good line quality and lots of interesting leaf shapes representing perspective.

Stay tuned for some tips on how to keep a drawing kit handy, so even the busiest of us can take a moment to draw, feed our inner artist, and create something special. And there will be links about drawing, materials, inspiration and motivation posted at regular intervals to help you along. By the time Spring really arrives (being high plains residents, we know that March 21 date is a bit premature, but April will bloom!) we’ll have our drawing licks tuned up and be ready for massive, blooming, growing color!
If you have questions, contact Libby HERE.

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