From Sketch to drawing – Learn to draw botanical images.

This is the title of the next workshop in Bosham, Nr Chichester.

I still have some places on the workshop Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 March. Would you like to join us?

In every workshop I run, I always set off time to compose and sketch out the picture that is to be painted. As often as not people are reluctant to spend time on the drawing, thinking that it will sort itself out when the paint or coloured pencil goes on. It won’t! your final picture will only be as good as the drawing you use as a ‘master’.

Now you have the opportunity to learn the tricks of drawing your botanical subject easily. Remember that awkward leaf that sticks directly towards you? How difficult do you find drawing it? Just follow the tips I will give you, and reduce the problems you have in the future.

What about drawing a load of petals round a centre part – do they meet when you get round to the other side? Again, find out how to do this. Or a daffodil; getting the trumpet right?

Here are some sketches from my sketchbook and  a couple of final drawings done with graphite.

If you want to join us, go onto my website and contact me via the contact form. Its on http://www.gaynorsflora.com

Magnolia x soulangeana seeds
Magnolia x soulangeana seeds
Oriental poppy seed-head sketch & colour matching
Oriental poppy seed-head sketch & colour matching

Daffodils from sketchbookDaffodils from sketchbook

Stinking iris from Sketchbook. sketch & colour matching.
Stinking iris from Sketchbook. sketch & colour matching.
Final Euonymus leaf in graphite on Bristol board
Final Euonymus leaf in graphite on Bristol board
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