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Rogério Lupo: Pen Nib and Ink
Refined Hatching Technique for Scientific Illustration

Start with a thorough review of pen nibs and the physical aspects involved in their performance. Learn methods for preserving the pen and avoiding corrosion and damage, and improving its function. Study different pen and ink techniques; the primary focus is on the method of hatching and its refinement. Explore how to render various shapes and forms in nature by using hatching and discover the existing technical choices available to render pen nib shading, with some previous graphite shading experience as your basis. Learn new skills through demonstrations, practical exercises and step-by-step individual instruction to finish an elegant final plate. Please download the course manual and supplies list from the links below.

Register Member $334

Register Non-Member $373

Friday, April 26, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Event Details

Rogerio Lupo Scientific IllustrationThis class takes place on the following dates:

  • Friday, April 26
  • Saturday, April 27
  • Sunday, April 28

This is an advanced botanical illustration course.

*GES: BI, 21, elective.

*This class offers 21 hours elective credit toward the Garden Education Series: Botanical Illustration Certificate.

Click here to view and print the (PDF) materials list.

Click here to view the (PDF) online workbook.


Rogério Lupo is one of the finest contemporary scientific illustrators in the world, with many top awards from prestigious institutions. He works in a variety of media. He has developed online instructional manuals for graphite and pen and ink, available for download. He was awarded the first prize in the Margaret Mee National Contest (Brazil) in 2002 and 2003, black-and-white category, and the first prize in the 2010 and 2013 Margaret Flockton Award for Excellence in Scientific Botanical Illustration (Australia).