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 24, 2014

Day 24 - A Drawing a Day

Drawing on the Masters
-on Leonardo da Vinci...
It is often said that Leonardo drew so well because he knew about things; it is truer to say that he knew about things because he drew so well.
Sir Kenneth Clark

Eggplant "pumpkins", colored pencil on toned paper, by Libby Kyer. I have always wondered what these little "soft pumpkins" were, and finally looked them up. They're a member of the eggplant family, and hail from Africa. Very popular now for ornamental uses, they look like a little bumpy pumpkin.
How About:  Hit the flower shops to find something really unusual. Create a series of drawings based on one species, doing each image in a different medium - graphite, colored pencil, pen, ballpoint pen and then a mix of all. You'll have five drawings that will make a lovely grouping.
Click HERE for an article on the value of working in a series for great art development.

Click HERE to send your drawing scans to share.

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