Botanical Illustration: Tips and techniques

Catalina Navarrete Guzmán, Industrial Designer

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7 Lessons (54m)
    • 1. INTRODUCCION

      1:30
    • 2. BASIC FLOWER SHAPES

      6:12
    • 3. IDENTIFY SHAPES

      3:56
    • 4. LIGHT AND SHADOW

      7:53
    • 5. HATCHING

      6:58
    • 6. LIGHT AND SHADOW INK

      10:48
    • 7. PROJECT

      16:13
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About This Class

In the class Botanical Illustration: Tips and techniques, you are going to improve your illustrations skills through simple but very effective tips on how to illustrate a flower and leaf. This class makes you improve the way that your flowers look, given them more volume and structure. You will manage easily while drawing the way that you want your drawings to look.

Normally when you start developing your botanical illustration skills, there are times that you want to change a little bit the style or makes it look more natural… Ok, the answer is in this class! You will find tips and techniques for giving you a new way to apply an practice this in your own style.

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We will focus on the small but essential details that make that everything looks different.

Shapes:

  • How to express fragility in the leaves and petals
  • How to Understand the volume
  • How to Suggest volume
  • How to Suggest movement
  • Have a look into the botanical illustration

Hatching:

  • Different kind of hatching
  • The weight of the lines
  • Strokes Uniformity
  • Length
  • Direction

Light and shadow:

  • Identify the light source / the direction
  • Understand the position and flower shape
  • Use hatching like the first resource
  • Density of light

The amazing thing is that all that you learn in this class can be applied to illustrate all kind of flowers, leaves, and branches. For that reason, the project consists of applying all the tips and techniques while drawing a flower.