Explore various approaches in drawing trees, changing perspectives from macro to micro levels and experimenting with different drawing media and surfaces. Over the course of three days, we will explore three approaches to our subject. The first approach will be in sketchbooks drawing leaves, cones, branches and small tree sketches utilizing creative layouts and your drawing media of choice. The second approach will take us outside into the forest sketching trees in a loose manner using sepia/black and white ink working on tan surface. The third approach will be a detailed botanical portrait of a tree fragment - a leaf, cone or a small branch - using colored pencils on walnut ink paper.
Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and forager. She holds a Diploma in botanical illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in London. She loves gardening, hiking, field sketching, mushroom hunting and botanical drawing. Her passion is drawing native plants and discovering their edibility, medicinal use and ecological connection. She is drawn into the sculptural and architectural wonder of plants as well as the ephemeral beauty of plants throughout all seasons. She authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest and Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.
• Basic sketchbook
• Pencil H or F
• Kneaded eraser
• Pencil sharpener
• Pigma Micron Black Pen 01 and 005
• Rolly Gel pen White
• White Prismacolor pencil
• Set of artist quality colored pencils
• Walnut ink
• Fluid 100 lbs. watercolor paper
• Strathmore Toned Tan Mixed media paper