Introduction to Botanical Drawing in Coloured Pencil
April 11 @ 10:00 am - May 2 @ 1:00 pm
One event on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
Online Sundays: April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm
Botanical illustration has been around for hundreds of years and in this fun workshop we’ll get to explore this amazing art form with Salt Spring artist Jeannette Sirois. Working with traditional botanical guidelines, we’ll explore through the use of colour pencils in illustrating plants, fruits and vegetables. We’ll work on layout/composition, rendering form, how to choose colours and layering with colour pencils. We’ll talk about the process of colour pencil work from types of papers to types of pencils and all the in-betweens. Along the way we’ll delve into how to choose your colours, how and when to blend effectively and the need for working with multiple colours for effective images that pop. Instructor Jeannette Sirois will pass along key skills and tricks on effective colour use.