COLORED PENCIL TECHNIQUES for Botanical Illustration
Mary L. Harden, Instructor
This foundation course leads to a Master Artist Certficate in Botanical Illustration given by Mary L. Harden and San Francisco Parks Alliance. This course offering builds upon the skills explored in Pencil Techniques and Pen and Ink Techniques. The goal is to continue to develop basic drawing and observational skills that enable an ease of rendering with beauty and accuracy. Foreshortening, composition, light source and focus will be addressed as well as tonal shading for shape, texture, and depth. Basic colored pencil techniques of burnishing and etching will be covered. Color theory will be explored with the layering of compliments and triads to develop rich color effects. Stroke and line will continue to be important aspects of creating a personal style of drawing with verve and confidence while allowing our innate abilities to power our work.
New students welcome with drawing experience.
Mondays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 2012
9:45AM - 1:15 PM
Class meets in Miraloma Park Clubhouse at 350 O'Shaughnessy Blvd, San Francisco, CA
with private parking lot.
$10 materials fee per student to be paid to instructor on the first day of class
Note: Eventbrite charges a $10.99 (5.55%) processing fee for each registration.
1. A jig- made by Exacto at approx. $17
2. A pad of Bristol board- vellum finish, 11"x14"
3. Small Sketchbook no larger than 3"x5" or close in size
4. Magnifying glass
5. Table light with extension cord
6. Micron black pens size .005, .02, .05, .08
7. Graphite pencil size 2B, 8B, 2H, 8H
8. Blending stump
9. Prismacolor or Blick brand colored pencils in any hues of rainbow colors, none with white added like pink, no black, no white, no grays ( example-reds such as scarlet red, maroon, red- orange)
10. Elizabeth Finlay's book COLOR, A Natural History of the Palette