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Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencils

Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencils Author Sue Vize
ISBN-10 9781785001604
Release 2016-07-31
Pages 300
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Drawing with graphite and coloured pencils enables the artist to capture every detail of a plant, and to enjoy, study and celebrate their wonderful forms. Whether the illustration is a striking monotone or vibrant with colour, pencils give you absolute precision. This book, written and illustrated by an award-winning botanical artist, introduces and explains the drawing skills behind the art. Each chapter concentrates on a different aspect of the plant, working upwards from the root system to include the stem, leaves, flowers and fruit. Fungi have also been included due to their close association with plants. With tips and advice throughout, the techniques are supported by step-by-step projects, clear exercises and over 300 colour illustrations. The author explores the techniques of using graphite and coloured pencils, with practical help on lighting, posture and keeping plants fresh. There is instruction on composition, colour charts and mixing, and advice on portraying texture and hairs, and achieving bloom on fruit, with simple explanations of botany to aid the artist's understanding. Lavishly illustrated with 307 colour images.



Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils

Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils Author Sue Vize
ISBN-10 1785001590
Release 2016-06-20
Pages 176
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Drawing with graphite and colored pencils enables the artist to capture every detail of a plant, and to enjoy, study, and celebrate their wonderful forms. Whether the illustration is a striking monotone or vibrant with color, pencils give you absolute precision. The book, written and illustrated by an award-winning botanical artist, introduces and explains the drawing skills behind the art. Each chapter concentrates on a different aspect of the plant, working upwards from the root system to include the stem, leaves, flowers, and fruit. Fungi have also been included due to their close association with plants. With tips and advice throughout, the techniques are supported by step-by-step projects, clear exercises, and more than 300 color illustrations.



Botanical Drawing in Color

Botanical Drawing in Color Author Wendy Hollender
ISBN-10 9780823007066
Release 2010
Pages 144
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A thorough immersion in the art of botanical drawing, this book is sure to attract both aspiring and more experienced artists seeking scientific accuracy and the illusion of 3-dimension in their botanical artwork.



Bird Art

Bird Art Author Alan Woollett
ISBN-10 1782212965
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 144
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Few creatures symbolise the beauty of the natural world better than birds. Their delicacy, poise and power combine to create an irresistible subject for the artist. In this his first book, award-winning artist Alan Woollett captures perfectly, in breathtaking detail, the exquisite beauty of birds in their natural environments using graphite and coloured pencils, often combining both media in the same composition. More than a teaching guide, this book is a sumptuous source of ideas and inspiration that covers everything from observing birds in the wild to photography, composition and setting. With clear, step-by-step demonstrations and projects to work through as well as numerous examples of the author's stunning artworks, this book represents a true masterclass in the art of drawing birds.



Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils

Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils Author Ann Swan
ISBN-10 0764169742
Release 2010
Pages 128
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Original title: Botanical paintings with colored pencils.



Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils

Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils Author Ann Swan
ISBN-10 9780007275526
Release 2009-07-15
Pages 128
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This beautifully illustrated book is a practical step-by-step guide to using coloured pencils in botanical painting and is written by Ann Swan, one of the top exponents of the genre.



Botanical Illustration for Beginners

Botanical Illustration for Beginners Author Meriel Thurstan
ISBN-10 9781849943079
Release 2015-04-16
Pages 300
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A unique and exciting approach to botanical illustration, this beginner guide demonstrates everything you need to know about capturing beautiful botanical specimens on paper. Each exercise guides the reader through a different aspect of botanical illustration, breaking the whole process down into simple, easy-to-follow stages. Whether you are a beginner looking for advice on composition and how to plot out your initial drawings, an experienced artist looking to develop your skills at colour mixing and working with unusual colours, or an old hand looking to capture more challenging and complex textures and shapes, there is something for botanical artists of all levels. Acclaimed artists Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan ran the popular botanical painting course at the Eden Project and have filled this fantastically illustrated guide with practical and inspirational worksheets, colour swatches, sketches and stunning finished paintings.



Botany for the Artist

Botany for the Artist Author Sarah Simblet
ISBN-10 9780756672348
Release 2010-04-19
Pages 256
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Following the success of Anatomy for the Artist and Sketch Book for the Artist, this latest title from the acclaimed artist Sarah Simblet investigates the extraordinary structure and variety of every type of plant-from mosses and lichens to flowers and trees-and teaches the reader how to draw them. The book starts with the history of plant drawing and painting. The author follows the trail of the early plant explorers and shows how the exotic specimens they brought home with them were depicted in botanical illustrations, anthologies, and decorative designs. The main part of the book examines the structure of plants, with visually stunning chapters on roots and stems, shoots and leaves, buds and flowers, and seeds and fruit, mosses and lichens, and trees. As in Anatomy for the Artist, beautiful, specially commissioned photographs complement Sarah's drawings, illustrating how an understanding of botany really helps you to draw plants. Drawing classes provide a wealth of practical advice on how to draw, and pages from Sarah's sketchbooks show how she records her favorite plants throughout the seasons. Inspirational master classes in each chapter focus on how other artists, from 17th century masters to contemporary botanical illustrators, have portrayed plants. This lavishly illustrated book will not only be the definitive guide for those wishing to master the art of drawing plants, but a sumptuous gift book for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.



Botanical Sketchbook

Botanical Sketchbook Author Mary Ann Scott
ISBN-10 9781849943024
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 300
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This is the story of one woman's journey from amateur painter to botanical artist, told through the sketchbooks and paintings she produced for the Distance Learning Diploma Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists. Packed with advice and tips, this book will serve as a guide and inspiration to anyone wanting to embark on life as a botanical artist. This book is both a showcase of Mary Ann Scott's work and a record of her achievements, including first-hand accounts of the joys and challenges she faced as she progressed. It contains work from every assignment she undertook, from her first attempts at drawing a tulip to the triumphant paintings she made for her diploma portfolio. Along the way are delicate floral compositions, juicy fruit and vegetables, botanical dissections, and her adventures out in the field. Margaret Stevens's comments on each assignments are also included, giving an insight into the assessment process and an all-round view of Mary Ann's successes and (very rare) failures. The book ends with a glorious selection of Mary Ann's ongoing work as a botanical artist.



The Art of Botanical Bird Illustration

The Art of Botanical   Bird Illustration Author Mindy Lighthipe
ISBN-10 9781633225749
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 144
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Draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic birds and botanicals with The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration. Take a sketch and transform it into fine art! The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork! An expert botanical artist educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels. This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing and is loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning to understand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time! To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art.



How to Draw Plants

How to Draw Plants Author Keith West
ISBN-10 0713670053
Release 2004
Pages 152
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This comprehensive and authoritative handbook is for all those who want to portray plants and flowers with botanical accuracy. In it the author gives detailed advice on working in pencil, pen, scraper board, watercolour, acrylics and gouache; on building up a painting or drawing by stages; on taking measurements and understanding plant structure; on collecting, handling and preserving plant material.



Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration Author Valerie Oxley
ISBN-10 9781847976611
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 192
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Botanical Illustration is an introduction to the marrying of art and science in the aesthetic and accurate portrayal of plant material. This book builds on the work of illustrators of the past, ranging from Elizabeth Blackwell, whose drawings helped to release her husband from debtors' prison, through to the exceptional scientific drawings of Beatrix Potter. It deals with the practical art and the related botany of the subject. Introduction to basic botany; preparation of plant material for drawing; use of pencil, watercolour, coloured pencil and pen and ink; suggested topics for further study; correcting mistakes and finishing touches. Invaluable for beginners and skilled artists alike, and an excellent reference book for teachers. Superbly illustrated with 216 colour illustrations.Valerie Oxley is a freelance tutor who has inspired students worldwide with her enthusiasm for natural history and plant illustration.



Botanical Drawing

Botanical Drawing Author Penny Brown
ISBN-10 1782212604
Release 2017-12-22
Pages 144
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A definitive artist's guide to drawing detailed and accurate plants, flowers and other vegetation in pencil. Botanical Drawing touches on the history of this fascinating art form, its rules and practicalities, and includes an accessible, basic study of botany for the absolute beginner. In this informative volume, artist Penny Brown expertly explains the materials, learnings and techniques required to produce accurate botanical illustrations. Follow her clear step-by-step instructions and close studies and explorations of the subjects to produce your own illustrations of plants, flowers, vegetables and their myriad parts. The aim of this book is to give you the confidence and enthusiasm to tackle your own projects; to show you how broad a subject botanical drawing is, and how satisfying and enjoyable it can be. "Study nature diligently, be guided by nature... for truly art is hidden in nature and he who can draw it out possesses it." - Albrecht Dürer



Classic Sketchbook Botanicals

Classic Sketchbook  Botanicals Author Valerie Baines
ISBN-10 9781631591396
Release 2017
Pages 112
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Learn to draw beautiful flowers from the old masters with some help from Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals. Improve your skills by learning techniques on one page, and practicing on the next page. Imagine learning to draw roses with Redoute, or tulips with Pieter Brugel. Imagine learning the secrets that made their flower paintings stand out in their eras and still stand out today. Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals is an art book that shows you how to create flowers that will stand the test of time by taking a close look at the details of great floral paintings, and then coaching you through the techniques. Each spread in this unique book is made up of two hard working components: The left-hand page features a close-up illustration from a noted 19th century and earlier artist, and the right-hand page, made from quality, uncoated stock, is for drawing. There are also coaching tips, observations, and a demonstrative sketch on each page. As you progress through the book, you'll get to try a variety of artists' styles, and see how to apply them to your own personal style. Don't wait to get started! By learning from the masters, you'll become a master yourself.



12 Coloured Pencil Techniques

12 Coloured Pencil Techniques Author Cindy Wider
ISBN-10 1533635854
Release 2016-06-06
Pages 142
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Perfect for the absolute beginner to coloured pencil drawing, this complete seven week course will enable you to methodically and systematically develop your skills right from the very start. Author of the CPD Accredited 'Complete Drawing Certificate Course' and successful professional artist for more than 24 years Cindy Wider shares her secrets to creating rich and vibrant coloured pencil artworks step-by-step with every detail explained. Throughout this course Cindy provides you with indispensable colour theory knowledge so that you can get great results with the creation of your artworks over and over again. In this course you will learn all about these important fundamental basics and so much more; How to use complimentary colours to make your colours sing Twelve fundamental coloured pencil techniques Six popular colour schemes to help you choose great colours every time Learn to see colour as tone How to use temperature of colour to create three-dimensional form How to bring objects forwards on the picture plane How to send objects backwards into the picture plane How to draw the initial outline using the 'Construction Drawing Method' How to use graphite transfer paper to transfer your drawing to quality paper Learn about the five major areas of highlight and shadows Discover how burnish at just the right time for a gorgeous painterly glow Twelve Coloured Pencil Techniques will open up your eyes and your creativity to a whole new range of creative possibilities!



The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration Author Christabel King
ISBN-10 1844489477
Release 2015
Pages 128
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"Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and preservation, and Christabel King is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains botanical art and illustration, covering materials, collecting plant material, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, and painting leaves, flowers, cacti and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine."--



Botanical Illustration Course

Botanical Illustration Course Author Rosie Martin
ISBN-10 0713490748
Release 2008-03-17
Pages 144
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Botanical Illustration Course - published with the Eden Project - is your personal guide to the study of botanical drawing and watercolour painting. Devised by an award-winning botanical artist who teaches at the Eden Project, this course takes you from basic drawing techniques to advanced skills required for the analysis of complex forms in watercolour. Following the syllabus of the botanical illustration course at the acclaimed Eden Project in Cornwall, this book offers you the opportunity to perfect the many techniques used to produce beautiful and informative plant portraits. Full of practical information, and with easy-to-follow exercises, the book includes: Pencil Drawing; Shapes in Nature; Plant dissection and bisection; Perspective; Use of tonal contrast; Line drawing and pencil shading; Colour and pigment mixing; Application of watercolour; Highlights and shiny surfaces; Composition and arrangement.