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

About This Class

In this class, I’m going to show you how to draw leafs and flowers from nature with ink. We’ll add a bit of color as a second step.
We’ll take a look at different kinds of basic drawing techniques, and how you can add interest to your drawing by adding texture and details. I’ll also demonstrate how to work with a limited color palette. I’ll show you basic leaf and floral shapes and how to observe and draw from nature and simplify organic shapes in a pleasing way.