Botanical Drawing

Learn to sketch whimsical flowers, vectorize and arrange in Adobe Illustrator

 

Tackle complex floral elements with ease!

There’s something magical about the delicate beauty of flowers, but often their intricate detail can be intimidating to draw.

In this class I’ll show you how to tackle complex floral elements with ease. You'll learn how to breakdown botanical components into easy shapes, helping you draw even the most complex flowers.


This is a two-part class packed full of tips and advice.


In Part One we’ll start with sketching the basics, then move onto more complex flowers where I’ll show you various ways to approach tricky elements and angles.

Part Two is all about turning your lovely sketches into beautiful arrangements and designs. In the second half of the class we’ll hop over to Adobe Illustrator and have fun vectorizing our drawings, create a few whimsical bouquets and finally use the flowers in various design projects. 

In this botanical drawing course you’ll learn how to:

  • Find basic shapes in complex elements
  • Tackle weird angles when drawing from reference
  • Approach intricate floral centres
  • Vectorise your sketches
  • Create lovely arrangements in Adobe Illustrator
  • Work neatly in layers - a habit that’ll serve you well for years to come!
  • Repurpose your drawings in fun design projects

Plus! You'll receive bonus items to get you started!


  • A free botanical sketching brush for Procreate - the same brush I use in class
  • An Adobe Illustrator colour swatch file of three different palettes you can use in your designs

You'll have lifetime access to the course, plus I respond to all questions within the course.

Hi, I’m Lisa Glanz

As a licensing artist I understand how important it is to have work in your portfolio that appeals to customers, clients and art directors. Flowers are one of the most popular subject matters and has been my top sellers in my graphics shop. In this class I'll show you the techniques I use to sketch botanicals and how I approach difficult angles. I share my workflow in Adobe Illustrator where I'll show you how to vectorise your sketches then put them to work in some fun design projects.

Looking forward to sharing my knowledge with you!

“This was truly one of the very best classes I've taken. The content was exceptional from ideation and botanical creation to vectorizing and arranging flowers in ai. I thought I knew everything there was to know about image trace... lol... but I picked up at least a half a dozen new tricks that I didn't know about and I'm thrilled to incorporate into my workflow. Thank you, Lisa, for the thoughtful and extremely helpful class!!!”


– Jackie MacDonald –

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course for?

This course is for all levels, even if you're a beginner!

The course starts with the basics of understanding flower shapes, then moves onto more involved sketches. Feel free to slow the video down, pause and rewatch. We all learn at our own pace. I recommend watching me sketch first to get an understanding of the technique, then replay and sketch along with me.

It doesn't matter where you are in your journey, you're never too early or too late to develop techniques that improve your skills!

Do I need any supplies or special software to take this course?

Part One of the course is all about drawing, you can use any of your favourite sketching and drawing materials like pencil on paper.

Part Two we move over to Adobe Illustrator. We vectorise our sketches which is a fantastic feature built into Adobe Illustrator. You can still benefit from the tips on arranging and repurposing your drawings if you don't have Adobe Illustrator. But to get the most out of this course, Adobe Illustrator is recommended.

When does the course start and how long do I have access to it?

You can begin right away! You'll have life-time access to the course immediately after purchase. The course is self-paced so you can comfortably work at your own pace.

I have a question, where can I get in touch with you?

Pop me an email anytime to [email protected]. During the course you can leave your questions under the video lesson and I'll respond as quickly as possible. I’m always happy to help!

What if I'm not happy with the course, can I get a refund?

I want you to be happy with your purchase and enjoy the course. But if you're unhappy for any reason I offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you've watched less than 50% of the course and don’t like it, just send me an email within 30 days of your original purchase date and I'll give you a full refund. No hard feelings!