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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.



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.



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.



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 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.



Capturing the Essence

Capturing the Essence Author William T. Cooper
ISBN-10 9780643101562
Release 2011
Pages 124
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Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide - by one of Australia's greatest living bird artists - to observing, retaining the essential information and then painting birds from field notes and sketches,photographs and other field observations. The author takes the reader through the processes involved in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic techniques, and a piece of art is built up in stages to demonstrate the skills required in each of these media. While the book covers some of the general basics relevant to various kinds of painting of natural history subjects, the concentration is very much on birds. Painting or drawing any subject well, gives great satisfaction. In this book the author hopes to help the reader become competent at drawing and painting birds, or at least to enjoy trying!



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.



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 Art with Scientific Illustration

Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration Author Sarah Jane Humphrey
ISBN-10 9781785004209
Release 2018-05-21
Pages 176
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Botanical and scientific illustration share many common themes - the meticulous observation, the crucial composition, the precision of rendering and the accuracy of colour are all intrinsic to this niche genre of art. In this beautiful book, Sarah Jane Humphrey explains the techniques of the botanical artist but also introduces ideas for scientific illustration, so that the illustrator has a fuller understanding when rendering the natural world. Detailed instruction on all aspects of illustration is given, from application and materials to research and field trips. There is practical advice on using monochrome and colour theory to bring your illustration to life. Illustrated with over 200 of the author's exquisite illustrations, it is an invaluable companion for both beginners and experienced artists, as well as a source of inspiration and joy. Beautifully illustrated with 429 colour illustrations including 200 of the author's own illustrations.



Painting Birds in Gouache

Painting Birds in Gouache Author Sandy Williams
ISBN-10 1492926698
Release 2013-10-07
Pages 40
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Birds fill our gardens with color, motion and song. What a delight it is to capture them on paper, down to every little detail. Gouache, an opaque watercolor, is the perfect medium to depict soft feathers, hard beaks and sparkling eyes. In this workbook you'll learn to use gouache to paint detailed illustrations of a Great Horned Owl's eye, a Black Capped Chickadee, an American Goldfinch and a Blue Jay. The easy to follow step by step demonstrations can be beneficial to the beginning artist and artists with more experience who'd like to learn a new and versatile medium. So put aside some quiet time, get out your paints and brushes and explore the world of Illustrating Birds in Gouache.



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.



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 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.



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.



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.



Botanical Painting with the Society of Botanical Artists

Botanical Painting with the Society of Botanical Artists Author Margaret Stevens
ISBN-10 1849944520
Release 2018-08-02
Pages 160
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An illustrated, comprehensive guide to botanical painting written by the Society of Botanical Artists. In this new book the Society of Botanical Artists provides a comprehensive guide to the different styles and methods of botanical painting, harvesting the talent of both Members and Distance Learning Diploma Course students around the world, past and present. Botanical Painting features techniques and materials for all levels and demonstrates how these skills can be used to develop your own expertise. There are chapters on drawing with graphite and metal point, coloured pencil, body and watercolour in plant portraiture and illustration as well as 'The Mixed Bunch'. The inclusion of the historic methods used for egg tempera and metal point, as well as the technique required for working on vellum, makes this a valuable source of advice on subjects not readily available elsewhere. An inspirational gallery of paintings at the end of the book provides a guided walk around an SBA exhibition. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout, with comprehensive critiques on the artworks and step-by-step demonstrations. It will be an invaluable and inspirational addition to the library of the more experienced botanical painter.