Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencils

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Author: Sue Vize

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785001604

Category: Art

Page: 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 Illustration

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Author: Valerie Oxley

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976611

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 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 Illustration for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide

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Author: Meriel Thurstan,Rosie Martin

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943079

Category: Art

Page: 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.

Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden

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Author: Andrew Brown

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited

ISBN: 9781851497966

Category: Design

Page: 136

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Chelsea Physic Garden was founded by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 1673 as a resource providing plant material for the training of apothecaries. For most of its existence, the Garden has been a focus for botanists, taxonomists, students and horticulturists both for employing their skills and in training the next generation. These activities have been supported by the work of plant illustrators. It is the purpose of this book to display the work of talented late twentieth- and early twenty-first century botanical artists, members of Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society, whose explicit aim is to illustrate plants in cultivation in the Garden. In 1995 the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society was co-founded by Margaret King and Wendy Page. It is a group of artists, the first cohort of which had been studying for a Diploma in botanical illustration at the English Gardening School at Chelsea Physic Garden. The principal aim of the Society is to illustrate all the plants in cultivation at the Garden. Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden includes selected works from the garden's archive, which now totals about 500 works. The seventy-eight illustrations reproduced include one in pen-and-ink and three in graphite ( lead pencil), all examples of work by masters of their technique. Also included is one work in colored pencil which is, even on close inspection, indistinguishable from the best water-color painting. Wherever possible, the plates are accompanied by notes about the uses of the plants, as well as the botanical name of the plant and its family.

The Aboriginal Art Colouring Book

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Author: Penny Brown

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782213512

Category: Art, Aboriginal Australian

Page: 80

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Take a much deserved break from the stresses of modern day life with a hobby that is nostalgic, creative and therapeutic all at the same time. The Aboriginal Art Colouring Book provides beautiful designs inspired by Aboriginal art to color in that are a step beyond children's favorites and perfect for adults too. The paper is ideal for coloring using marker pens, colored pencils, felt-tips or paints, and the designs are printed on just one side of the paper to avoid show-through. There are small, simple motifs that are perfect for coloring in when you have just a few minutes to spare, as well as more absorbing projects for when you have more time. At the front of the book are some ready-colored images to inspire you, and all of the Search Press coloring books can be downloaded as PDFs from our website searchpress.com. Those who prefer to work onscreen can scan the images from the book and use their favorite software to color them. Whether you color for relaxation or wish to incorporate the pictures into larger, more creative projects, there is something for everyone in this beautiful book.

South African botanical art

peeling back the petals

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Author: Marion I. Arnold,John P. Rourke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botanical illustration

Page: 216

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Painting and Drawing

A Complete Art Course

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Author: Tom Robb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781855016934

Category: Drawing

Page: 212

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The Art Course

From 30-Minute Sketches to Week-Long Paintings-60 Complete Drawing and Painting Projects Timed to Develop Your Technique

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Author: Tom Robb

Publisher: Crescent Books

ISBN: 9780517053805

Category: Art

Page: 212

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Includes a variety of timed projects designed to develop the budding artist's skills and techniques in watercolors, oil painting, and drawing