I completed one of the things on my Summer Bucket List, the first of 48 Botanical Sketches I want to draw this summer. Why 48? The answer is quite unartistic, but strictly organizational. That's the size of the album I have to store the hard copies. Why Botanical Sketches? I like the idea of trying to sketch something the way it is found in nature, with leaves, berries or buds.
|SBL 2013 - Botanical Sketch "Lemons"|
Since I love the idea of using my Gelli-Printed Papers as backgrounds, I am going to do all my sketches using the acrylic painted paper. Now, I have to make and choose 47 more papers. I get to make a ton of papers, then choose from each page to see what colors will work with the sketches. The overall process takes a while, with the sketches taking 2-4 hours from start to finish.
The backgrounds are done on either cardstock or computer paper which has been Gelly-printed using acrylic paint. The sketches are done first in graphite then colored using colored pencils and then inks and markers for detail work.
I think that future prints, I will use the "Botanical name" the Latin genus.