Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101

I’ve been working on this six week online course and it’s been so much fun and informative so far. Here is my second week assignment to draw three objects applying the principles discussed in the course material. Observational drawing is something I love and I feel that the structure of this course will help me improve a lot.


At this time of year, our butterflyweed plants are done blooming and the seed pods have started to open. I find them fascinating and beautiful.

I drew these pods from life and in the process of observing their attributes took a lot of photos to use as reference for artworks in the coming winter months.


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