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.


ENRICH YOUR IMAGINATIVE GARDEN

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