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.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Day 1 - A Drawing a Day

It’s the first weekend of March, the first day of Drawing a Day.  Why not  spend some time finding visual references from magazines, flyers, or photos. Keep them together in a small binder. Also, spend some time looking around home/office/outside settings for things you want to draw. Gather them up, or jot down the location where you found them. These can be your first line of work or your fall back work if nothing inspires on a given day.

Here's a perfect quote for our first day of this adventure:

"In pictures, I may perceive clearly a single theme; but in a sketch, how many things I may imagine that are only faintly indicated!" -Diderot, 1767
Contributed by Susan Rubin. You can find her work HERE.
Brown brush point felt tip pen on Strathmore toned paper, Libby Kyer
"I had about 60 seconds to sketch this horse who was a bit anxious, awaiting the vet to suture a bad cut on her left front leg. When you only have 60 seconds to capture a scene, go for it, and give felt tips a chance. They are fluid and "run" well when time is short. The mare recovered nicely."

Click HERE for one of my favorite drawing instruction books, it’s an education in and exploration of drawing.

Click HERE to send your drawing scans to share.

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