From Leaf to Page: Botanical Illustration

Learn the art of botanical illustration in this online workshop with artist and illustrator Ralukko. Start off with a plant of your choice and translate it onto paper through mixed media. This 3-hour workshop is suitable for beginner to intermediate artists, and will be held via Zoom. Each workshop is limited to 8 people for a more hands-on experience.

Next Workshop:

  • 10 AM LA Time Sunday (August 16)
  • 1 PM New York Time Sunday (August 16)
  • 6 PM London Time Sunday (August 16)
  • 1 AM Singapore Time Monday (August 17)

Secure your spot today by purchasing here. We will follow up by email with further details ahead of the workshop.


In this 3-hour workshop, join Ralukko as she teaches you valuable lessons in illustrating your favourite flora through this immersive and interactive experience. From garden flowers to lush forests, nature has a lot to teach in terms of colours and shapes.

In this workshop you will:

- Learn how to observe, sketch, and render natural shapes with the help of multiple drawing tools

- Learn colouring techniques, layering of multiple tools, using specific mark-
making to enhance a drawing


Students may pick a preferred plant to illustrate.

Suggested plants for reference (or any preferred plant that is interesting to draw):

Flowers: Daisies, Chamomile, Lily, Ivy, Petunia, Foxglove, Poppies, Cornflower, Thistle, Lavender, Dandelion, Nettles, Snowdrops

Fungi: Oyster mushrooms, Pig's Ear, Chanterelle, King Bolete, Amanitas, Russula types

Fruit and vegetables: Cucumbers plants, Tomato plants, Strawberry plants, Zucchini plants, Beetroot plant

Materials you will need:

  • Paper

    • Smooth surface or fine texture paper minimum 160g/sqm A4 + extra sketching paper (can be normal print paper)

  • Pencils

    • Colour pencils with high pigment density: Faber Castel Polychromos, Derwent, Prismacolor, Caran d'Ache – A wide range of colours is suggested, especially lighter tones for fine detail highlighting

  • Markers
    • Art Markers: Copic Ciao (cheaper) and Copic Sketch are preferred but one can also use Tombow Dual Brush markers, Letraset Promarkers (alcohol based decent.) A variety of colours is recommended.
  • Watercolours
    • Basic watercolour set, brushes and water recipient (this will be used for base colouring – rest of rendering will be made with markers, colour pencils and liners)
  • Optional items
    • Liners: Waterproof black liners of different sizes / thicknesses (Staedler, Winsor & Newton, Sakura Micron archival ink are good waterproof liners)
    • A hair-dryer: for faster drying process for watercolour base painting.


Art by Ralukko