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 9, 2014

Day 9 - A Drawing a Day

Drawing On the Masters
You can never do too much drawing.

Osage orange, actual leaf, detail of stem, brief colored drawing of leaf on toned paper, graphite and colored pencil, by Libby Kyer. Taking along some good tape is a great idea if you are going out to the field to draw. You can pick up a specimen and tape it into your sketchbook for future reference. Yes, it will shrivel and change color a bit, but it is still a reference, with good information about details. The touches of color provide a reference of true color of an undried leaf.

Here's a book that is fun and has a lot of good points.
Click HERE to go directly to Amazon.com and page through this 6-week course in drawing.
How About: Put a roll of tape in your drawing kit. That way, you have a way to affix your specimens while you're still in the field. Notes written directly next to the specimen, including color swatches, make it easier to complete your drawing or start a painting in the studio. 
Click HERE to send your drawing scans to share.

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