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.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Day 8 - A Drawing a Day

Drawing On the Masters
I do not know if you bridle your pen, but when my pencil moves, it is necessary
 to let it go, or - crash!... nothing more.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Great little graphite drawing of a homes, with format clearly marked with borders, tonal values indicated to the right, range of hues indicated left, by Marj Leggitt. Close attention was paid to details and aspects of perspective, with
nice blocked in tree shapes in the back.

How About: When you are planning your drawing, think about the format you want the drawing to occupy. Mark it out with borders, and create your image within that space. Then, analyze the drawing to see if you might prefer working the same subject in a different format. Draw the same subject again, using a different format with borders clearly marked. Compare. Do you find a significant difference in your finished drawing? Do you like one better than another? Format is a great tool for focusing attention where you want it to be focused.
Click HERE for some ideas about how to get past a block if you just can't get into drawing today.

Click HERE to send your drawing scans to share.

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