Friday, May 10, 2013

SBA Society of Botanical Artists

I have begun my 27 month journey of the Society of Botanical Artists,  Distance Learning Diploma Course.  I was accepted into the program which began the beginning of 2013 and will be completing the course entirely in Coloured Pencil.  I will be posting my progress thought the months by posting my art and adventures

The SBA Course is open to students anywhere in the world and there are currently students from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, Brazil, Canada and the USA as well as Europe and the UK. 

For more information on the Society and the Distance Learning course, check out the SBA website.

Please join me in my journey!

Assignment #1 Drawing.  
I will post these drawings as soon as I receive them back from the tutor in the UK, I didn't get a chance to take pictures of them before turning them into my tutor.

Assignment #2 Coloured Pencil

 Exercise 1 - Drawing an cylinder, 
Exercise 2 - Layering with a single colour
Exercise 3 - Blending two colors

This was a fun little exercise which I used a Prismacolor Pencil for the cylinder and Faber Castell pencils for the layering and blending exercises.

Study 1 - Produce a small composition of a leaf, fruit and single flower.
Citrus × meyeri 

This Meyer Lemon tree is right outside the window of my art room.  It has lemons on it most of the year and I am always leaving a bucket of them for my neighbors to enjoy.

Study 2 - Produce a small study of single flower and its foliage.
Tulipa 'Ronaldo'

I decided to draw a Tulip after my mother said she would like one of my paintings for Mother's Day.
Since these assignments take so much time out of my life, I decided to create greeting cards out of this Tulip and send one to each of my favorite mothers for their special day :)
Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful mothers of the world!

Check back in a couple weeks for my tutors comments and marks!

Hope you enjoy the journey with me
Lori V.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on joining the course Lori!
    I have no doubt you will do very well - I love the tulip and the greeting card ideas - will be a lovely gift.
    I look forward to watching your progress ....