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.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Day 2 - A Drawing a Day

Drawing on the Masters
Learn to draw. Try to make your hand so unconsciously adept that it will put down what you feel without your having to think of your hands.
Then you can think of the thing before you.
Sherwood Anderson

Suggested activity for today: Sketch/draw an object in your home or office. Work on getting good edges. Use ink and pencil combined. Find the contours! Here's a neat book you can check out. Click HERE to find it online.

It has lots of partitioned pages with suggestions for what to draw in each block. Always nice to have someone think ahead for you!

Here's a good drawing from Jan Boyd Haring, who encounters a lot of deer on her property and in her neighborhood. So, seemed like a good idea to draw a few, as they generally make themselves at home and provide the observant artist with plenty of to time render an image!

Doe and Fawn, graphite, Jan Boyd Haring
Click HERE to send your drawing scans to share.

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