Saturday, January 30, 2010

Week 2 With Cornell

With week 2 beginning, we students are beginning to draw!

We are asked to get out and observe nature. How does a botanical artist see? What can we discern about shape, form, shadow, and texture?

We are guided to compose with viewfinder. Draw without preconceptions; draw what we see. Upload results.

There's a reading assignment: Chapter 1 of Beautiful Botanicals.

We are to delve into blind contour drawing and upload results. See this WetCanvas article for a good illustration of that technique. The below YouTube movie is also a fine example.

That's this week in a nutshell. I will post details on these assignments throughout the week.

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