Getting Started with a Botanical Sketchbook

Anne Butera, watercolor artist, pattern designer

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9 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:52
    • 2. What is a Botanical Sketchbook and Why Keep One?

      1:39
    • 3. Choosing a Sketchbook

      2:08
    • 4. Media and Techniques

      5:22
    • 5. Testing Your Materials

      1:15
    • 6. Finding Inspiration and Choosing Subjects

      2:41
    • 7. Sketching Maple Seeds

      5:20
    • 8. Sketching a Viola Flower

      3:40
    • 9. Beginning Your Art Journey

      1:36
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Project Description

The project for this class has three parts.

1. Choose a sketchbook that meets your needs and share a description and/or photo of it.

2. Create a practice page testing out your tools. This can be a page of swatches or a color chart or it can be a page of sketches using different tools. Share a photo of your test page.

3. Create a sketch (can be drawing, painting or other media) of a botanical subject of your choosing. Share a photo of your botanical sketchbook page.

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