Botanical Basics Course Outline

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COURSE OUTLINE

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Lesson 1

Art Supplies

Materials list for drawing botanicals in colored pencil. Wendy demonstrates how to hold a pencil, toning, and talks about the benefits of repetitive drawing.

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Art Supplies – 6 minutes

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Lesson 2

Light Source

Set up a light source and learn about the way light interacts with three-dimensional forms.

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Light Source – 7 minutes

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Lesson 3

Three Tone Values

Rendering three tones; Dark, midtone, and highlight.

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Three Tone Values – 11 minutes

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tone drawing colored pencil practice

Lesson 4

Create a Value Scale of Nine Tones

Rendering nine tones: darks, midtones, and highlight.

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Create a Value Scale of Nine Tones – 4 minutes

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tone drawing colored pencil practice

Lesson 5

Create a Value Scale Tool

Learn to evaluate and see value variations by creating and then using a value scale tool.

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Create a Value Scale Tool – 14 minutes

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tone drawing colored pencil practice

Lesson 6

Continuous Toning

Rendering a gradual transition from dark to highlight.

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Continuous Toning – 5 minutes

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Lesson 7

Toning an Arc Tone Bar

Rendering a gradual transition from dark to highlight on an arc tone bar (a section of a cylinder).

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Toning an Arc Tone Bar – 9 minutes

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botanical drawing instruction wendy hollender light source highlight illustration learn online

Lesson 8

Toning a Cylinder

Rendering a gradual transition from dark to highlight on a cylinder.

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Toning a Cylinder – 7 minutes

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Lesson 9

Cylinder Becomes a Branch

Practice using a grisaille technique to tone a branch using a light source model of a cylinder.

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Cylinder Becomes a Branch – 11 minutes

Lesson 10

Toning a Sphere

Practice toning from dark to light on a sphere.

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Toning a Sphere – 16 minutes

Lesson 11

Drawing a Sphere with Cast Shadow & Reflective Highlight

Practice adding a cast shadow and reflective highlight to a sphere.

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Drawing a Sphere with Cast Shadow & Reflective Highlight – 12 minutes

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