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, March 11, 2014

Day 11 - A Drawing a Day

Drawing On the Masters
Let the object draw the picture using the ink brush as a tool.
Chinese saying

Scarlet Paintbrush, graphite on paper, by Jan Boyd Haring. Even though this is a limited drawing - we don't see the whole plant here - Jan has arranged the 3 items for great composition and strength. There's also a wealth of detail, and form. There's even atmospheric perspective, moving from left to right you'll see the depth
of the pencil tone lightens a fraction, making the front left item the star of this event.
How About: Design and create a drawing that uses the basics of all good drawings: format selection to suit the subject, create great form, add great details, manage atmospheric perspective. You'll love the results. 

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