Sunday, August 23

Botanical Illustration

In July I decided to take a 2 day Botanical Illustration workshop at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD called Start Drawing and Painting. It was a very interesting look into what is involved with learning the steps to becoming a Botanical Illustrator. 

This September Brookside Garden begins there Botanical Illustration classes. The courses are required to be taken in sequence as you build your observational and artistic skills. So I started a sketch journal in August and here are some of my first results. Some a little more detailed than others but its amazing what you see when you really look at something. I started with pencil and will begin to work with color soon.

Thursday, July 16

Charcoal Study

Charcoal study of Doe and fawn from reference photo I took at my father's home.

Friday, June 19

SCBWI: Bounce

Watercolor illustration for SCBWI Draw This! 

Friday, March 27

Happy Easter

Little bunny watercolor sketches for Easter.

Sunday, February 22

Winter Discovery

Getting back into the swing of things this year I just brought to life a children's sketch that relates to the joy of playing outside in the cold winter months and finding new discoveries.