VIRTUAL: Botanical Illustration with Pen and Marker

Explore the beautiful world of botanical drawing using an unconventional medium: Pen and Markers. Sarah will take you step-by-step, showing you how to draw proportionately, create texture using cross hatching and hatching and then finally offer guidance as you dive into color layering with your markers. 

In this workshop Sarah will guide participants through the process of illustrating the floral and  leaf components of botanicals. The course will start with methods to help create  and ensure proportionate drawings. Next, Sarah will cover hatching and cross hatching using the  Micron 005 pen. These techniques will then be used to create value and texture in the plant  drawings. Finally, using markers and color layering techniques, the plant drawings will be fully  brought to life. Sarah has created worksheets to pair with this course that will help you complete every phase of the process and to come away with techniques you can continue to work with after the class is done.

Sarah’s three virtual classes have been built together so that if you take more than one, many of the supplies and specific marker colors will overlap with one another and will not require a large re-purchase of markers. 

Recommended Supply List

  • Pencil, Eraser + Scratch Paper 
  • Micron 005 Pen  
  • Drawing Paper recommended
    • Bristol Smooth Surface 9×12 Drawing Paper ($10), or 
    • Legion  Stonehenge White Paper 9×12 or 5×7 $10+) 
  • Markers (Copic Markers)**:  
    • Mignonette YG11,  
    • Dim Green G40,  
    • Anise YG21,  
    • Verdigris G85,  
    • Green Gray 93,  
    • Pistachio G43 
    • Macadamia Nut YR30 
    • Cool Gray No 1 C1,  
    • Sand White E42 
    • Buttercup Yellow Y21 

A note on the markers: you can purchase much cheaper marker sets that have a much  broader range on amazon etc. These are great if you are just getting your feet wet, just be  certain that if you do this you are getting sets with a broad range of light mid and dark tones in  each color. Also be sure to pair it with hardy paper. Cheaper sets tend to ruin papers more  easily when blending many colors together. 

Registration Notes

This class must meet minimum enrollment by March 22 at 4:00 PM. Please register before this date to ensure your spot.

This class is completely virtual and a strong internet connection is required. A link to join the class will be sent to those who register.


  • April 5, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This event will take place completely over zoom and a strong internet connection is required. Instructions to join the virtual studio will be sent to those who register.