CEIL 110 S001: Botanical Illustration: Drwg
This course will focus on the drawing techniques specific to botanical illustration for scientific accuracy. Class work will lead to the steps necessary to prepare for traditional botanical illustration in watercolour while providing you with the skills to create clear and accurate drawings strong enough to stand on their own. You will be exposed to masterworks of the genre, both past and present. Mediums will include pencil and ink on paper.
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Mar 1-Mar 22
Some drawing experience required; some painting experience recommended
Please bring the following materials to class: --------------------------------------------- * 1 Mechanical pencil HB 0.3mm * 1 Mechanical pencil Lead Refill HB 12 pk 0.3mm * 1 Staedtler gummed kneading eraser * 1 Staedtler Mars plastic eraser * 1 Canson XL recycled bristol pad 11" x 14" - 1 Mechanical pencil 2H 0.5mm - 1 Mechanical pencil H 0.5mm - 1 Mechanical pencil HB 0.5mm - 1 Mechanical pencil B 0.5mm - 1 Mechanical pencil lead refill 2H 12 pk 0.5mm - 1 Mechanical pencil lead refill H 12 pk 0.5mm - 1 Mechanical pencil lead refill HB 12 pk 0.5mm - 1 Mechanical pencil lead refill B 12 pk 0.5mm - 1 Sakura Pigma Pen - black 005 - 1 Sakura Pigma Pen - black 01 - 1 Potted plant or other plant material - 1 Magnifying lens ** Other materials may be required -- to be discussed at first class. Estimated cost: $87.00 Please bring items marked with a * to your first class. Note: Photocopy/printer cards can be purchased from the vending machine outside the Emily Carr cafeteria. ***Present this ECUAD Registration Statement at Opus Framing & Art Supplies to qualify for a student discount.*** ***In order to minimize disruption, students are expected to arrive at class a minimum of 5 minutes prior to the designated start time. If possible, please notify your instructor ahead of time if you expect to be late or absent.*** A BEGINNERS' GUIDE TO CHOOSING PLANT MATERIAL: In order to complete this course you must use actual plant materials, flowering plants or plants with colourful foliage, fruit of vegetable, living or dried, as your subject matter. Painting or drawing from photographs will not be permitted. 1. Choose a plant or subject that will continue to bloom for several weeks or one that you can easily replace with the same colour and variety. 2. Choose a plant that shows buds with opening or opened flowers so that it lasts and keeps your interest. 3. Choose a plant that has somewhat smooth leaves (not too many bumps). 4. Choose a plant with large enough flowers and leaves. 5. For your first paintings do not choose plants with white or very pale flowers. It can be difficult to mix the subtle colours required and to paint them with skill when just starting to learn the painting techniques and can cause unnecessary discouragement. ORCHID ALSTROMERIA HELLEBORUS TILLANDSIA FLOWERING CACTUS BIRD OF PARADISE ECHEVARIA PRAYER PLANT GERANIUM PANSY BEGONIA FUCHSIA CYCLAMEN PRIMULA CHINESE LANTERN COLEUS (OR OTHER COLOURFUL FOLIAGE) GERBERA DRIED SEED PODS (NOT TOO TINY) GOURDS DECORATIVE KALE COLOURFUL FRUIT OR VEGETABLES These are just a few suggestions. There are many other varieties that would be suitable. Just follow the above guidelines and make sure you really are seduced by the beauty, however simple, of the plant you decide on as you will be getting pretty intimate with it over the following weeks. If using a potted plant make sure it is not too large as you will be travelling to and from class together. Alternately you may choose some dried plant material, fruit or vegetables that are easy to carry and replace if necessary. PLANT MATERIAL MUST BE BROUGHT TO CLASS EVERY WEEK.