BOTANICAL ART SHORTS - free tips & techniques
Daffodils can be a challenge to draw because, whichever angle you draw them from, part of the flower is foreshortened (ie coming towards the viewer). Drawing ellipses and triangles to reflect the position of inner and outer three tepals is the starting point in this short slideshow.
Julia Trickey is an award winning UK botanical artist and experienced tutor, whose glowing watercolours depict the beauty and detail of nature.
She has been painting botanical watercolours for over twenty years, has exhibited all around the world and has received numerous awards for her botanical watercolours including four RHS gold medals. Her British Flora illustrations have been seen on Royal Mail Post & Go stamps.
Julia is an experienced tutor, teaching regular classes in the beautiful historic English city of Bath as well as leading workshops for botanical art groups a far afield as Moscow, New York and Transylvania. She has written practical articles for national magazines as well as self-published various botanical art resources (available through her Etsy shop).
The tutorials here are based on botanical watercolour theories and ideas developed over many years, for these classes and groups.