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.

Blumen und Pflanzen

Blumen und Pflanzen Author Diane Cardaci
ISBN-10 3863135660
Release 2012
Pages 64
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Blumen und Pflanzen has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Blumen und Pflanzen also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Blumen und Pflanzen book for free.

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.

Exotic Botanical Illustration

Exotic Botanical Illustration Author Rosie Martin
ISBN-10 1849940312
Release 2012
Pages 143
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Offers step-by-step instructions and exercises for drawing and painting flowers, and includes tips on incorporating color, composition, texture, and pattern into a work.

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.

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.

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 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.

Animorphia Phantastische Tiermotive

Animorphia   Phantastische Tiermotive Author Kerby Rosanes
ISBN-10 359603664X
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 96
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Animorphia Phantastische Tiermotive has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Animorphia Phantastische Tiermotive also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Animorphia Phantastische Tiermotive book for free.

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration Author Siriol Sherlock
ISBN-10 0713490527
Release 2007
Pages 128
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"Packed with inspirational ideas and valuable tips, award-winning artist Siriol Sherlock breathes new life into the genre of botanical painting." – Leisure Painter The 2005 winner of the Artists Choice Award – now in paperback - reveals the secrets behind her stunning and luminous plant portraits. Using simple techniques that produce breathtaking results, and packed with inspirational ideas for botanical artists.

The Art of Botanical Painting

The Art of Botanical Painting Author Margaret Stevens
ISBN-10 0008163553
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 144
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This is an instructional guide to the art of botanical illustrations, published in association with The Society of Botanical Artists and featuring step-by-step work by members of the society.

Blattgefl ster

Blattgefl  ster Author Hope Jahren
ISBN-10 9783641114381
Release 2016-10-03
Pages 416
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Eine hinreißende Geschichte über Pflanzen, Liebe und die Wissenschaft Hope Jahren hat das, wovon viele Menschen träumen: einen Beruf, der ihr Herz und ihr Leben erfüllt. Seit sie denken kann, ist die Geo-Biologin fasziniert von der Natur – von Pflanzen, Bäumen, Blättern, Samenkörnern und den unglaublichen Geschichten, die sie uns erzählen, sogar noch in fossiler Form. Wie ist es beispielsweise möglich, dass ein Kirschkern hundert Jahre lang geduldig warten kann, bis er sich auf einmal dazu entscheidet zu keimen? Hope Jahrens Werdegang von der kindlichen Forscherin zur angesehenen Wissenschaftlerin, die sich trotz zahlreicher Hindernisse in einer Männerwelt behauptet, ist eine inspirierende und mitreißende Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Durchhaltevermögen und ewiger Neugierde. Ein wunderbares Gleichnis über die Kraft der Natur und die Freude des Entdeckens, das einen ganz neuen Blick auf die Pflanzenwelt eröffnet. Seite für Seite. Blatt für Blatt. Für die New York Times ist Hope Jahrens »Blattgeflüster« eines der 100 besten Bücher des Jahres 2016.

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 2015-07-14
Pages 128
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Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and the study and preservation of plant species, and Christabel King has been doing illustrations for them for 40 years and is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art, and covers materials, collecting and preserving plant specimens, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, using dividers, drawing from life, composition, light and shade and tranferring drawings. She goes on to discuss painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine. A chapter on travel drawings gives a flavour of the author's passion and worldwide experience. There is a helpful section on suitable subjects for beginners and a glossary of terms. The text is highly illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings.

The Art of Botanical Illustration

The Art of Botanical Illustration Author Lys De Bray
ISBN-10 1845730712
Release 2006-10
Pages 191
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A fascinating survey of the time-honoured craft of botanical illustration, this volume traces the history of botanical art from the times of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.

Picturing Plants

Picturing Plants Author Gill Saunders
ISBN-10 0981773648
Release 2009
Pages 153
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Drawing on the rarely seen archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Picturing Plants begins with some pressing questions: who drew plants, and why? And what do these images say about our relationship with the natural world? To answer, art historian Gill Saunders shares the story behind 100 gorgeous works, from exquisitely detailed scientific illustrations to the boldly colored seed packets of today. Starting with a printed book from the fifteenth century, Saunders explores a remarkable selection of botanic art, including masterworks by Ehret and Redouté as well as superb illustrations by anonymous artists in China, India, and Japan. Along the way, she makes insightful connections between botanical art, science, and culture. Plant illustrators, Saunders shows, found innovative ways to convey both a plant’s beauty and its use. For example, today, when we see a picture in which a plant is framed by white space, we simply assume that it is a botanical illustration. But in the seventeenth century, the same arrangement reflected contemporary gardening practices—each plant was set in its own separate bed. Picturing Plants captures both the complex cultural history and the distinctive loveliness of botanical illustration. This updated second edition will be a welcome addition to the shelves of art historians and avid gardeners. “An excellent beginning point for those interested in botanical illustration as well as general readers interested in the art and photography of plants and professionals in the botanical and horticultural fields.”—Choice

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.