Painting Seed Pods
With the splash of fall colors waning in woods and meadows, rather subdued seed pods catch the eyes of botanical artists. The seeds and pods are a perfect subject to study form, value and fine brush techniques in a monochromatic color scheme. In this workshop, students will use milkweed seed pods, which offer various learning elements: how to deal with the fine white hair/thread of the downy tufts, how to balance the complicated structural form of the seeds in an orderly composition, how to use a value system to maximize the three-dimensionality of the exploding seeds, and how to create fuzzy textures. This is an online class via Zoom.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Drawing for Botanical Illustration, Intermediate Drawing for Botanical Illustration and Introduction to Watercolor for Botanical Illustration.