Drawing nature: Bring leaves and flowers to life with ink and gouache

Julia Bausenhardt, Nature Journaling & Illustration

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10 Lessons (1h 30m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:01
    • 2. Tools

      5:57
    • 3. Examples

      5:03
    • 4. Basic techniques

      15:50
    • 5. Sketching botanical shapes

      21:27
    • 6. Exercise: draw a leaf herbarium

      3:11
    • 7. Exercise: Draw a flower herbarium

      4:06
    • 8. Adding color

      11:53
    • 9. Class project: wild flower meadow

      19:52
    • 10. Final thoughts

      1:23
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Project Description

Paint a wildflower meadow with insects (bugs, bees, butterflies, dragonflies). Try using a combination of drawing tools (like ink, pens) and add a bit of color (gouache or watercolor) at the end. Add as much detail as you like and use a limited range of colors (3-4).
I’m looking forward to seeing your meadow!

My Pinterest board on botanical illustration:
https://www.pinterest.de/juliabausenhardt/botanical-illustration-natural-history/

My Pinterest board on floral illustration:
https://www.pinterest.de/juliabausenhardt/florals-floral-illustration/

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