This year one of my big art goals is to continue trying things out of my comfort zone, both in subject and medium. To kick that off with a bang, I created a botanical drawing challenge!
As I’m sure most of you readers know, my particular niche in art is portraiture. I’m pretty comfortable with drawing human faces and I love capturing expression. But I do want to broaden my subjects and get comfortable with more. Nature is a passion of mine. I love gardening, hiking, being outside, and growing plants. Therefore it only made sense to create a botanical drawing challenge as my first 30 day drawing challenge!
To create the list I sat down with my kiddo and partner and we came up with thirty plant names. Pretty simple! I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying this challenge so far. I’m not attempting a particular ‘style’ for the drawings, just sketching out what feels good. I’m loving the vibrancy of colors and working with lovely shades of green.
So far I’ve kept up well enough, only missing one day because of my kiddo being very sick. But I have caught up, and can’t wait to finish out the month! If you aren’t already, be sure to follow along with my art Instagram to see each drawing. And please, feel free to join in the botanical drawing challenge! Hop in anytime, or just draw one that suits your fancy; I’d love to see what you sketch!