Drawing Nature - Flowers and Rocks Edition
What you'll learn
- Drawing detailed flowers and rocks (and more)
- Sketching with a pen
- Start with learning to draw simple shapes & flowers and eventually move on to complete scenes
- Capture what you observe
- How to construct flowers
- Detailing and basic shading
- Pen techniques
- No prior experience needed at all
- A pen, pencil and paper (ruler is handy too)
- To gain the most out of the art class, check the material list
Drawing Nature - Flowers and Rocks Edition
Nature is such a big source of inspiration for artists. The beauty of creation is simply stunning! No wonder it brings such joy to be able to capture some of this beauty on paper!
How about me taking you by the hand in my process of drawing detailed flowers and rocks in their full glory?
Drawing flowers or rocks in their full glory, asks for you to zoom in on the details. Adding the RIGHT details to your pen drawing, along with the RIGHT shading is your recipe for success. Guaranteed! But wait……
What are the RIGHT details? Exactly, that is where so many people get stuck. Once you start zooming in, it is very easy to get lost in the details. How do you move forward from there? How do you escape (or even avoid) the trap of making the drawing process overly complicated? What skills do you actually need to work towards an impressive and very satisfying result?
My name is Benjamin Aeilkema and I’m an illustrator and Artist from The Netherlands. I love creating Artworks with all kinds of materials. As many, many other artists, I also find great joy in capturing the beauty of nature in artworks. There is just something very special about it!
But I can also relate to the challenges and struggles many people have shared with me over the past few years. These very same issues I’ve been dealing with in my own works. It can be really frustrating to get stuck along the way and not knowing how to proceed, or how to improve the way you’re going about things.
Nevertheless, I somehow was convinced that I could discover the right techniques to conquer these challenges. And to develop a method that would provide answers and solutions.
You might be surprised to hear that the key I found has everything to do with the way you go about starting a detailed flower drawing. The key is actually in the way you OBSERVE the flower and the choices you make regarding which parts to focus on.
The secret to success is in training your eye & brain to only observe the APPROPRIATE details at the RIGHT moment of your drawing process. Eliminating everything else enables you to capture exactly what you need at every step along the way.
My method is based upon 3 distinguished steps:
Capture the complicated flower or rocks in the simplicity of its basic shape
Focus on the RIGHT details and master translating these to your drawing
Finish it with convincing shading (done in an relative easy way)
In this Art Class you will discover the key to a transformation of your thinking pattern in where to start and where to end. You will find a new revolutionizing workflow as your eye & brain are trained to make the right choices along the way. You will discover the progression of building beauty enhancing detail upon detail. Ending up with amazing results!
Of course you will also be given the necessary tools to:
train your muscle memory in drawing the right shapes
develop simple construction drawings as your springboard to freehand drawing
give compositions your own personal touch
With my method you will become successful in drawing detailed flowers or rocks in their full glory!
Enrolling in this Art Class will give you 14 video lessons with clear instructions and examples. In these videos, I will take you by the hand in my process of drawing detailed flowers. We’re not limiting ourselves to flowers only, we’ll be adding some rocks and grass too. You will greatly benefit from my decades long experience as an instructor and teacher.
My easy to follow teaching method will help you to understand exactly how to get from point A to point B. The in-depth demos make even the more complicated matters easy to understand and apply.
The skill level advancing assignments are all truly focused on helping you grow. They’re fun to do, allowing you to keep on discovering new potentials. You will be equipped to explore so many wonderful ways to make amazing flower drawings ALL ON YOUR OWN!
Additional PDF’s: Great Time Savers in PDF format
To help you save time, I’m providing you with a handy book of notes. Once you’ve completed an assignment, there’s no need to re-watch the video lesson. Instead, all of my finished works are in this booklet. Just find the lesson you’re on and compare your work to the finished assignment in the book. Again, this will save you time and allow you to keep on going.
That’s not all though.
I’ve also included a booklet with photo references. In this booklet you’ll find photos of all the flowers and rocks I’ve used in the lessons and even some extra ones for more practice. This addition will help you to work in any season, regardless of which flowers do or don’t grow. While I encourage you to get your own reference material, I understand that’s not always possible. So with this booklet you have plenty of reference material to get you started and keep you drawing.
Enroll now to discover the keys to capture flowers and rocks in all their glory. See you inside!
This course is now updated with an extra section, Flowes in a Different Way! In that section we'll be exploring some mixed media projects.
Who this course is for:
- Artists and non-artists at any level
- Beginning artists
- Intermediate artists
- Anyone with a desire to capture nature on paper
- The lessons are presented with such simplicity and clarity that anyone can follow and do them, from beginner to advanced
My name is Benjamin Aeilkema (Art by Benjamin) and I’m an illustrator, artist and art teacher from The Netherlands.
I love creating artworks with traditional media and with digital media as well. My favorites are ink, fineliners, watercolor and watercolor pencils, but I am in no way limited to those.
My favorite themes are houses, landscapes and animals, but I like other themes like fantasy and sci-fi and many others as well.
My artworks are often fun, sometimes serious or with a deeper meaning. My love for God is often also expressed in and through art.
For many years I’ve enjoyed creating art, learning many skills and techniques along the way. I often have a personal way of applying these techniques to my artworks.
I love to share my knowledge, helping others to start their journey in art or getting a bit further along the way. While theory in itself is very useful, I always aim at making the theory practical, so that others can apply it in their works.
Now the time has come to share my personal and often unique insight into art with others through Art Classes. For that purpose, I’m combining my experience as a high school and college teacher with my love for art.