|SDP Conference in St Charles - Part of the Lily Study class - ©CindyRippe2013|
They had a crash course in drawing basics, learned the difference between Botanical Illustration and Botanical Art, tested different surfaces and tools, studied live specimens and completed a finished design on YUPO paper. They left the classroom armed with an extensive workbook, a color day-lily print to use as a photo reference and, later, a background mat for framing their design.
I'm sure I exhausted them with too much information in a short amount of time but, mostly, I hope I inspired them to learn to draw "what they see - not what they think they see". They impressed me with their skills and I look forward to seeing their original designs some day!
Many thanks to the students and for the Society of Decorative Painters for the opportunity, once again, to share my passion for drawing and flowers and photography and research .... and talking ... with a great class of eager students!
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. Erma Bombeck