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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Drawing Leaves

I've been meaning to show you some pics of people's work from the botanical illustration class I took.

There's a lot of measuring involved...as you can see above.

My fellow students really blew me away.  There was a lot of talent in that room and especially among the young ones.

And,  unusual for most of the adult ed art classes I've taken, there were quite a few men in the room too.

Here's a geranium leaf and a wild rose leaf  above- pretty good drawing if I can tell what plant it is from the drawing.  Which is the whole point of botanical illustration.  You're supposed to be accurate enough that one can ID the plant.

It's the perfect blend of art and science.  Thanks so much to LCC and the Native Plant Society for putting this workshop on.  It was challenging and difficult but I learned a lot.  Not least amongst them is that LCC has a very cool herbarium and a great plant lab with all kinds of cool specimens of cones and mushrooms and pods and all variety of plant inspiration.  Plus now I want a microscope!

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