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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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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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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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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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

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

Lesson 12

A Sphere Becomes a Tomato

Practice using a grisaille technique to tone a tomato using a light source model of a sphere.

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A Sphere Becomes a Tomato – 17 minutes

Lesson 13

Color Tone Bars for Branch and Tomato

Learn to blend color tone bars matching the color of a branch and a tomato.

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Color Tone Bars for Branch and Tomato – 8 minutes

Lesson 14

Adding Color to a Branch

Learn to add color to your branch drawing.

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Adding Color to a Branch – 4 minutes

Lesson 15

Adding Color to a Tomato

Learn to add color to your tomato drawing.

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Adding Color to a Tomato– 9 minutes

Lesson 16

Feathering Technique

Practice using a feathering technique with colored pencil.

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Feathering Technique– 2 minutes

Lesson 17

Drawing a Cherry Tomato in Color

Practice drawing a cherry tomato in color.

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Drawing a Cherry Tomato in Color– 15 minutes

Lesson 1

Plaid

Practice creating an overlapping effect with tones using a plaid design.

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Overlaps Lesson 1: Plaid – 14 minutes

Lesson 2

Two Small Fruits

Practice drawing two small fruits that overlap.

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Overlaps Lesson 2: Small Fruits – 10 minutes

Lesson 3

Roots

Practice drawing roots that overlap.

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Overlaps Lesson 3: Roots – 11 minutes

Lesson 4

Complex Overlaps

Practice drawing complex overlaps on a leaf, stem, and fruit.

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Overlaps Lesson 4: Complex Overlaps – 9 minutes

Lesson 1

Feather

Practice drawing the pattern of a feather, color matching and blending, and “feathering” your pencil strokes.

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Pattern Lesson 1: Feather – 10 minutes

Lesson 2

Apple

Practice drawing the pattern of an apple, and practice color matching and blending.

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Pattern Lesson 2: Apple – 9 minutes

Lesson 3

Onion

Practice drawing the pattern of an onion skin, and practice color matching and blending.

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Pattern Lesson 3: Onion – 7 minutes

Lesson 4

Petal

Practice drawing the pattern on a petal, and practice color matching and blending.

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Pattern Lesson 4: Petal – 6 minutes

Lesson 5

Cross-Contour

Practice drawing cross-contour lines.

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Pattern Lesson 5: Cross-Contour – 8 minutes

Lesson 6

Applying Pattern to Apple

Practice applying pattern to an apple using cross-contour lines, and practice color matching and blending.

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Pattern Lesson 6: Applying Pattern to Apple – 14 minutes

Lesson 7

Applying Pattern to Petal

Practice applying pattern to a petal using cross-contour lines, and practice color matching and blending.

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Pattern Lesson 7: Applying Pattern to Petal – 7 minutes

Lesson 1

Methods of Applying Watercolor

Practice applying watercolor using various methods.

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Watercolor Lesson 1: Methods of Applying Watercolor – 7 minutes

Lesson 2

Combining Watercolor and Colored Pencil

Practice combining colored pencil and watercolor.

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Watercolor Lesson 2: Combining Watercolor and Colored Pencil – 11 minutes

Lesson 3

Using Watercolor from a Tube

Practice using watercolor from a tube.

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Watercolor Lesson 3: Using Watercolor from a Tube – 7 minutes

Lesson 4

Drawing a Petal with Watercolor

Practice drawing a petal with watercolor.

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Watercolor Lesson 4: Drawing a Petal with Watercolor – 13 minutes

Lesson 5

Adding Colored Pencil to your Petal

Practice adding colored pencil to your petal drawing from Lesson 4.

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Watercolor Lesson 5: Adding Colored Pencil to your Petal – 17 minutes

Introduction

Introduction

Wendy introduces the Rolling Forms Module.

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Rolling Forms Introduction – 2 minutes

Lesson 1

Ribbon

Practice drawing a rolling ribbon using Wendy’s method.

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Rolling Forms Lesson 1: Ribbon – 8 minutes

Lesson 2

Parallel Vein Leaf

Practice drawing a parallel-veined leaf that rolls and twists.

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Rolling Forms Lesson 2: Parallel Vein Leaf – 10 minutes

Lesson 3

Net Vein Leaf

Practice drawing net-veined leaf that rolls and twists.

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Rolling Forms Lesson 3: Net Vein Leaf – 17 minutes

Lesson 4

Petal

Practice drawing a petal that rolls and twists.

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Rolling Forms Lesson 4: Petal – 2 minutes

Lesson 5

Advanced Ribbon

Practice drawing a more complex ribbon that twists and turns.

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Rolling Forms Lesson 5: Advanced Ribbon – 3 minutes

Lesson 6

Complex Bark

Practice drawing a more complex subject, like a piece of bark that rolls.

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Rolling Forms Lesson 6: Complex Bark – 9 minutes

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