Before Sarah Wry's 20-year career in the environmental movement managing Friends of the Earth's forest program in London and campaigns for the International Fund for Animal Welfare in the USA, she went to art school and painted as a hobby. In 2010, Sarah took up painting and drawing full-time. She earned her Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from NYBG in 2016 and now teaches there as well as locally. She also works for the American Society of Botanical Artists (www.asba-art.org).
Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.