Botanical Illustrations

Judy Thomas, an instructor at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond (VA), recently taught a botanical illustration class using PanPastel Colors and colored pencils. In the class she teaches skills and techniques with colored pencils and PanPastel: layering, blending, burnishing, under-painting etc.

Below is a work in progress image of the demonstration piece that Judy created using PanPastel for the underpainting with some colored pencils for details.

The following image shows some of the impressive work created by Judy’s students:

To find out more about Judy’s classes visit:  http://www.lewisginter.org/

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