Line drawing is an easy art form that features doodle-like illustrative designs. It is widely used among artists of many types with thin, bold lines. In this class, you will be introduced to techniques that will help you create beautiful flowers and leaves. You will learn that you can create many styles from the same object depending on the mood you want it to reflect (e.g. e.g., simple, textured, complex, ornate, etc.). This class covers drawing the following: Ferns Branches Leaves Flowers of many types Wreaths Laurels Cacti Succulents You will work with lines and shapes, photographs, pressed flowers, and live flowers and leaves! For more DIY projects, lettering and drawing tutorials, and resources of all kinds, visit my channel, my website, and my Instagram. ______________ Class outline The art of botanical drawing. Peggy will teach you how to create botanical art by drawing wildflowers, leaves, and other natural objects. In this class, you'll learn how to design in a whole new way: Whether your ultimate goal is to create tangible works of art or vector illustrations, Peggy's simple techniques will help you draw new, interesting motifs that will make your pieces stand out. Creating your own. You will be invited to create your own botanical drawing in paper and ink and then translate it onto a box, piece of wood or other non-paper material. Peggy will encourage you to upload your progress to the project page to get their feedback as you work and post your final design at the end of your effort to receive valuable feedback from the community. Tools and materials. Peggy will explain all the tools you need to begin your foray into botanical illustration. To get started, all you need to gather is some crisp paper and a variety of pens with tips that allow you to draw different line thicknesses. Peggy will suggest different brands and types of materials she trusts, and discuss ways she avoids common challenges like ink smudges and fading. Creating flowers. You'll learn how to create stylized versions of a wide range of flowers, from tulips to daisies and wildflowers, using basic, easy-to-master lines. With step-by-step instructions, Peggy will show you how a few simple strokes can be transformed into a believable plant and share her tricks for creating visual character, depth and detail. Creating leaves. Peggy will discuss how to draw vegetation based on symmetry and shape. She will show you multiple ways to draw common leaves working from the inside out and vice versa. to represent organic looking shapes. You'll also learn his proven techniques for drawing leafy stems and how he incorporates them into more complex botanical scenes. With Peggy's help, you'll be drawing entire meadows in no time! Drawing of crowns. You'll see how Peggy draws on her simple drawing methods to create elaborate and polished laurel wreaths, flowers and leaves. When your wreaths are complete, Peggy will show you the simple ways they can be used to border words or other artwork, or stand on their own as beautiful works of art. Illustrating succulents. Peggy explains how she approaches succulent illustrations and demonstrates how she draws different types of cacti in a simple and attractive way. In his lesson, he also addresses how to draw a terrarium by bringing together previously discussed design options to illustrate plants in a jar. Drawing inspiration from real life. You'll learn how to distinguish distinct lines, folds, and shadows in real flowers and how to translate them into more realistic and intricate botanical line drawings.
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