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Old 01-26-2019, 04:37 PM
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My botanical sketchbook

I wasn't sure whether this belongs here or in the Art Journals forum, but I thought it might have more interest here.

Last summer I decided to start a sketchbook solely for botanical drawings from life, with a view to building up to botanical paintings at some distant point. It's been a bit slow to get started but I thought if I shared what I'd done it will maybe spur me on and I'll speed up a little bit!

Star sedge. When I was drawing this its shadow fell across my sketchbook, which is why there's a silhouette version as well.


This spread was drawn on a walk not far from my house. It isn't very clear but the left page has Norway maple leaf and keys and a bramble flower; the right page has hogweed, wych elm and a few squashed flies


From top to bottom: False oat-grass, Bog asphodel and Cock's-foot. I drew these in pencil and went over them in ink when I got home. I've been trying to decide if I should do the same thing for the page above


Sitka spruce and a foxglove seed, drawn directly in ink this time


I had a lovely time drawing this old sycamore last summer.


Northern bilberry I found during my lunch break one day


I was just going to put wild species in my book but I had a bouquet and one of the flowers broke off so I drew that too.


I'm planning on doing many more sketches like these and when I do I can update this thread. Thanks for looking, comments welcome
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Such a lovely and varied collection of your personal sketches. Some artists do go over their graphite lines with inks, but I like both. Wonderful works!
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Re: My botanical sketchbook

Thank you Kay. I'm waiting for a warmer day before I carry on, everything's so frosty at the moment. I might go over that page with ink, I'm always worried about smudging things in sketchbooks.
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Lovely botanical sketches Kay! Isn't it great sitting out in the fresh air sketching and I can see by your sketches how much you enjoyed doing them!
Looking forward to seeing more!
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Thanks Viv. I love sketching outdoors and there is so much variety in plants, I'll never run out of subjects! I hope to update the thread soon.
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Lovely to see all these drawings from life Kay, particularly like the ones drawn directly in ink, they have a freshness about them that ' inking over' tends to remove! ..... but I like all of these!
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Thanks Maureen. I enjoy drawing directly in ink. i have a few more things from today to add to the thread.
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I went out for a quick walk last weekend and got home 3 hours and 6 miles later

It was a bit chilly and there was snow on the ground but I managed to prise my mittens off and did a few sketches of the winter trees. I plan to go back when the leaves start unfurling too.



The sycamore and Norway maple buds are really similar and although there are hundreds of them around here it's nice to properly look at them. There's a chrysanthemum from last year too that I went over in ink.



I like how the ash trees are still holding on to last year's seeds. Off now to post this one in the Pen & Ink challenge

Thanks for looking.
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Lovely sketches, Kay! Both graphite and ink are great.
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Thanks Christel.
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Lovely drawings Kay, especially those in ink. Very appropriate for this months challenge too.
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Thank you Shane. Yes I've been considering the challenge
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You've added more lovelies! I hope you can do the challenge.
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Re: My botanical sketchbook

(This is my first time here.) These are lovely and inspire me to start a sketchbook of my own. Several weekends ago, I was able to take a botanical watercolor class. Loved it!
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Kay - thank you! I hope to take part in the challenge, there is a good subject right next to me

Rosebud - thank you and Welcome to WetCanvas Good to hear you enjoyed the class, it would be great to see some of your work if you'd like to share! I have a few sketchbooks on the go but my botanical one is my favourite.
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