This charmingly illustrated book is an ideal guide to the art ofbotanical drawing and painting. Agathe Ravet-Haevermans instructsthe reader on how to recognise and draw a wide variety of flowers andleaves and covers the textures and structural elements of a range ofdifferent plants including succulents, vegetables, trees andgrasses. Practical as well as beautiful, this book should be awelcome addition to the bookshelves of everyone interested in botanicalart.
Author: Mindy Lighthipe
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
Release Date: 2017-11
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.
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
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.
Author: Sue Vize
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Release Date: 2016-07-31
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.
Author: Sarah Simblet
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Release Date: 2010-02-01
In Botany for the Artist Sarah Simblet makes drawings of every type of plant, from the tiniest mosses to sumptuous flowers and trees, and shows how understnding botany helps you to create vibrant, realistic drawings. Complemented by beautiful photographic plant portraits, Sarah's exquisite drawings illustrate the structure of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. Drawing classes and studies guide you through the skills needed to capture plants succesfully and vivid examples of work - from Renaissance masters to contemporary illustrators - reveal how botanical artists have portrayed plants over the centuries. A visually stunning guide, Botany for the Artist is not only for anyone wishing to master the art of drawing plants, but for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.
"Botanical Drawing, A Beginner's Guide" and Botanical Drawing Sketchbooks" use a unique spiral binding that allows you to open the book to add and remove paper. You can purchase re-fills of Legion Stonehenge Aqua 140 lb. hot pressed water color paper to use with both books.Once you have practiced in the Beginner's Guide with the paper in the book, I recommend you purchase the hot pressed watercolor paper to use for the color exercises. You can put the watercolor paper right inside the book and re-do the exercises on the good paper!In the Sketchbooks you can take out finished work and put in new blank paper to continue re-using the sketchbook without having to get a new sketchbook or cut your finished art out of this book. You can also take out the sketch pages to display and then return them to the book!
Author: Rosie Martin
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2006-06
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.
Author: Keith West
Publisher: A & C Black
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Botanical illustration
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 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.
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.
Author: Isik Guner
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Release Date: 2019-11-05
A visual guide to beautiful botanic watercolour painting from life for artists. Botanical artists hold a unique status: they can record plants and show them to the world, unlocking science for people outside that world, enabling them to be seduced by the most beautiful images, drawn and painted by very skilled hands. In this beautiful book, award-winning botanical artist, Işık Güner, shares with you her experiences of looking at wild species from around the world, how she does her research, and how she composes her illustrations from live specimens. She will guide you on your own journey, show you how to look for plant samples, and then record them. Straddling the scientific and art worlds, Isik's illustrations help to raise awareness of the valuable knowledge that scientists have been researching and discovering for many years and provide a wonderful inspiration for budding botanical artists. Observe, draw, paint, explore and master this wonderful art under Işık's careful guidance. Being inspired by the nature around you is the first step to becoming a botanical artist.
Author: Christina Brodie
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Release Date: 2007-01
Clear step-by-step instructions show how to render with botanical accuracy a wide range of plants and plant parts — from flowers and fruits, leaves and bark, to fungi, mosses, and seaweeds. Detailed examples illustrate techniques including pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylics, and scraper board, making this a complete instructional course in drawing and painting plants.