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.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Day 7 - A Drawing a Day

Drawing On the Masters
Assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenium et artem saepe vincit, or, as we say now  'Constant practice devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill.'

Dried buds, graphite, colored pencil, white ink on toned paper, by Libby Kyer
Take advantage of your media. Mixing it up provides a bit more depth, good edges, and a little "pop" to the composition.

How About: Experiment with materials you have and find a set of 4 or five ways to make marks that suit your style. Anything from graphite pencils to opaque markers works. One really good white choice is a white Gelly Roll ballpoint. Provides great line, great dot work, on top of toned or colored paper, as well as on top of graphite, colored pencil or inks. Gotta love technology!
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