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The Art of Botanical Bird Illustration

The Art of Botanical   Bird Illustration Author Mindy Lighthipe
ISBN-10 9781633223783
Release 2017-11
Pages 144
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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.



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.



The Art of Botanical Illustration

The Art of Botanical Illustration Author Wilfrid Blunt
ISBN-10 0486272656
Release 1950
Pages 304
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This beautiful book surveys the evolution of botanical illustration from the crude scratchings of paleolithic man down to the highly scientific work of the 20th-century. 186 magnificent examples, over 30 in full color.



The Art of Bird Illustration

The Art of Bird Illustration Author Maureen Lambourne
ISBN-10 1845730704
Release 2005
Pages 192
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A journey through the history of bird illustration - from ancient Egypt through to the modern day - this book features over 100 plates reproduced in their original colour.



Botanical Illustration in Watercolour

Botanical Illustration in Watercolour Author Eleanor B. Wunderlich
ISBN-10 0823005305
Release 1996
Pages 144
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Capture the fascinating beauty of plants. How can an artist create a botanical portrait that is both accurate and aesthetically pleasing? This is the essence of an art form whose charm and universal appeal have made it popular for centuries. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor is the first authoritative, comprehensive book to focus specifically on the materials and techniques of painting plants in watercolor. This book is full of essential advice not found in any other watercolor books, such as: • What a botanical illustration must include to meet the requirements of scientific accuracy. • How to prop up a heavy woody branch at the desired angle. • How to keep ferns and delicate flowers from wilting before the picture is finished. • How to mix the specific colors of paint most often needed for depicting plants. • How to plan the design of a drawing that involves heavy foliage or multiple stems.



Contemporary Botanical Illustration with the Eden Project

Contemporary Botanical Illustration with the Eden Project Author Rosie Martin
ISBN-10 0713490780
Release 2008
Pages 144
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The interest in botanical art is still growing and the authors of the bestselling 'Botanical Illustration Course with the Eden Project' bring fresh ideas to the genre. "Contemporary Botanical Illustration" covers some of the unusual colours that can be included in botanical art, from black flowers and plants – including seaweed – to green, blue and puce pink. The tricky subject of texture in both pencil and paint is covered in detail. And to ensure you are at the cutting edge of botanical art, the book covers the latest ideas for presentation of botanical art, including new ideas, some from the Far East, for arranging flowers before painting. Fantastically illustrated with drawings, stunning finished paintings and many step-by-step demonstrations, the book covers : An overview of contemporary botanical illustration • Your workplace and materials • Pencil drawing • Sketchbook practice • Composition • Basic colour theory • Colour and subjective colour exercises • Primary colours and their uses • Painting techniques • Paint it black • Challenging texture, pattern and colours • Food plants.



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 The Essential Reference

Botanical Illustration  The Essential Reference Author Carol Belanger Grafton
ISBN-10 9780486812861
Release 2016-05-30
Pages 144
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Comprising more than 500 years of printed botanical illustrations, this stunning compendium of black-and-white and color images begins with medieval illuminated manuscripts and woodcuts from the early days of printing. In addition to images from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the collection features highlights from such seventeenth-century classics as Gerard's Herbal, Besler's Hortus Eystettensis, and Crispin van de Pass' Hortus Floridus. Latter-day selections include illustrations from major nineteenth-century works — including the great flower prints of Pierre-Joseph Redouté and hand-colored lithographs by many other artists of the period — as well as the imaginative twentieth-century floral work in the Art Nouveau style of M. P. Verneuil, E. A. Seguy, and others. Detailed bibliographical information concerning every source and biographical information on the artists make this volume a vital reference tool as well as a splendid resource of significant and beautiful botanical illustrations. Students of graphic art and illustration as well as graphic designers, advertising professionals, and horticulturalists will prize this treasury of material from many rare historic sources.



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.



Instant Wall Art Botanical Prints

Instant Wall Art  Botanical Prints Author Adams Media
ISBN-10 9781440585661
Release 2015-01-02
Pages 96
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Contains material adapted and abridged from The art of nature coloring book. Avon, Mass.: Adams Media, 2013.



Botany for Artists

Botany for Artists Author Lizabeth Leech
ISBN-10 1847972780
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 224
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A guide to botanical illustration describes the anatomical features of different plants, and offers advice on observing the organism for future drawings through the author's completed sample questionnaires.



The Book of the Bird

The Book of the Bird Author Angus Hyland
ISBN-10 1780677502
Release 2016-05-31
Pages 160
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The Book of the Bird celebrates the bird in art with an elegant, international collection of paintings, illustrations, and photographs, featuring all kinds of birds from the smallest tits and wrens to colourful exotics. Interspersed though the illustrations are short texts giving background to the pictures and information on bird species. This is the perfect gift for all bird lovers.



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.



The Art of Botanical Painting

The Art of Botanical Painting Author Margaret Stevens
ISBN-10 9780060819071
Release 2005-11-01
Pages 144
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A practical introduction to botanical illustration covers a range of key aspects, from exotic and garden flowers and plants to fruits and vegetables, sharing step-by-step demonstrations by leading artists and teachers.



The Art of Nature Coloring Book

The Art of Nature Coloring Book Author Adams Media
ISBN-10 9781440570605
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 128
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A stunning collection of nature-inspired prints! Handcrafted in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by scientists, botanical and scientific prints captured the intricate details and vibrant colors of the world's most fascinating plants and creatures. Now, the vintage illustrations can be found adorning the walls of homes featured in popular interior design magazines--but you don't have spend a fortune to re-create these beautiful floral and wildlife prints. Filled with 60 stunning illustrations, The Art of Nature Coloring Book will guide you as you use colored pencils to personalize your art and bring each plant or animal to life. These ornate prints will not only provide you with hours of entertainment, but will also serve as one-of-a-kind decorations that will liven up any wall or workspace. From the elegant peony to the lively mourning dove, The Art of Nature Coloring Book's flora- and fauna-inspired prints will fill your life with the beauty of the outdoors.



Australia

Australia Author Helen Hewson
ISBN-10 1851493344
Release 1999
Pages 228
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This finely crafted and beautifully presented book gives a magnificent overview of the way in which Australian plants have been depicted over the past three centuries. It is the first time that three centuries of botanical art have been brought together in one volume, providing a unique insight into the world of art and science. The book is richly illustrated with 160 color plates drawn from major herbaria in both Europe and Australia, representing the work of the major artists and illustrators of Australian plants. Some of these works have not previously been published. The book includes extensive endnotes, an appendix on botanical nomenclature, a glossary, references and an index. In addition, there is a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales.



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.