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 3, 2014

Day 3 - A Drawing a Day

Drawing on the Masters
"Remember that the relationship of a foot to a leg is no less critical than its relationship to the head. When a student says, 'I know this is right,' I ask, 'Compared to what?'
Nothing stands alone in a drawing."
 James Adkins

Thumbnail in graphite, with full drawing with watercolor, by Marj Leggitt
This drawing is a great example of drawing as a sketch thumbnail, and quick WC drawing of more information surrounding a wooden gate. The WC drawing is a value study, and incorporates color swatches used to determine value/hue relationships.

How About: Trying this method yourself, with a thumbnail first, then more completed work, side-by-side.

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