A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing and Painting Flowers, Leaves, Fruit, and More
Author: Wendy Hollender
A gorgeous, easy-to-follow, and inspiring guide to stunningly realistic botanical drawing that covers everything you need to draw our natural world. Achieve amazingly realistic and vibrant botanical illustrations, from flowers so dazzling you feel as if you might be able to smell them, to tomatoes that look as if they've just been picked from the garden. Wendy Hollender is known for her vivid, detailed, and inspiring illustrations and in The Joy of Botanical Drawing, she helps you take your art to the next level by sharing her perfected techniques through short lessons that start simple, then build on the basics with easy-to-use and clear step-by-step illustrations. Using colored pencils and watercolor pencils, Hollender shows you how to accomplish scientifically accurate botanical portraits of a spiraling pine cone, a spiky chestnut, a fuchsia-tined radish, a graceful morning glory, and many more. From colorful leaves to delicate petals to textured bark and slender stems, The Joy of Botanical Drawing will give you the skills to complete lifelike drawings while also enjoying nature and the mindfulness of a regular drawing practice.
How to Create Beautifully Detailed Plant and Flower Illustrations
Author: Karen Kluglein
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Originally developed in the 18th century as a visual supplement to botanical nomenclature, botanical illustration and art uniquely fuse art and science by documenting the parts, details, and life cycles of plant species. In Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists, eminent botanical artist and veteran workshop instructor Karen Kluglein reveals her secrets for rendering leaves, flowers, berries, and branches both accurately and beautifully. The book begins with a brief history of the art form, followed by guidance on developing observational skills for this genre, key botanical terms and concepts, and the differences among botanical illustration, botanical art, and flower painting. The chapters that follow offer detailed guidance and demonstrations for drawing and painting botanicals in a variety of mediums: Drawing. Explore loose gestural drawing, precise measuring and rendering, and working from photographs with graphite, colored pencil, finepoint markers, pen and ink, and silverpoint. Painting. Master color mixing, washes, layering, gradations, values, and adding details in watercolor, gouache, and acrylic, plus guidance on adding “personality” to your work and knowing when a painting is done. Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists shows artists at all skill levels how to translate careful observations into stunning works of art.
With an elegant spiral binding and layflat design, Modern Watercolor Botanicalsfeatures- *Lessons with detailed instructions for 3 skill levels- beginner, intermediate, and advanced *Over 100 pieces of traceable artwork, so no drawing experience is required *Easy-to-understand diagrams, pictures, and instructions *Each lesson builds upon skills learned in the previous lessons *"Why Art?" essays exploring the joys, challenges, and inherent value in artistic pursuit Each botanically-based lesson offers instruction at three different skill levels- beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Learn to paint eucalyptus wreaths, shape olive branches, detail wildflowers, tint fine-lined blooms, shade tropical leaves, and more!
The characteristics of watercolour naturally complement botanical art and this beautiful book shows you how to make the most of this versatile medium. It starts by guiding you through the complexities of painting flowers, with advice on materials and colour mixing, using colour to achieve translucency and clarity, building confidence with step-by-step examples and the importance of observation and botanical accuracy. It then creates detailed and beautiful compositions for the more experienced botanical artist. This new book has ideas and tips on composition and how to include animal life and is structured by season to include a range of flowers and plants. Beautifully illustrated with 186 colour illustrations.
An artist's guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna, and botanical scenes from nature
Author: Mindy Lighthipe
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
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. Author Mindy Lighthipe, 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 it's loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning tounderstand 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.
It's a new surface and perfect for colored pencil... But do you know the first thing about it CP Surfaces: Claybord will push you right out of your comfort zone, but with a nice fat parachute! Veteran artist and instructor Amy Lindenberger presents a comprehensive guide on how to master this exciting new surface with colored pencil. Complete a stunning landscape with thorough step by step instruction and Amy's very generous guidance, tips and techniques. Get ready to jump into something brand new. What's Inside? Extremely thorough instruction - no question unanswered! Large, easy to follow step-by-step images. So many tips to help you avoid mistakes on clayboard. Landscapes can be creating so very quickly on claybord. Prepared to be amazed.
Discover your 'inner artist' as you explore the basic theories and techniques of pencil drawing
Author: Diane Cardaci
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Many artists' favorite drawing location seems to be outdoors. And drawing in graphite pencil continues to be one of the most favored art forms. This new addition to our Drawing Made Easy series allows aspiring artists-who may have never before picked up a pencil-discover the secrets to this accessible, versatile medium. With easy-to-understand information on tools and materials, basic strokes, and shading techniques, this 64-page book covers everything beginning artists need to start creating their own impressive works of botanical art. From dissecting the anatomy of a flower to sharing techniques for creating a variety of floral textures-such as soft, velvety petals and spiky thorns and leaves-Flowers & Botanicals offers budding artists an in-depth look into the art of drawing beautiful flowers and floral scenes
Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters
Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl
Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O'Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full "click-to" resource guide at Bright Ring's website to show each artist's most famous works. Some activity examples are: Da Vinci - Invention Art Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque Rembrandt - Shadowy Faces Monet - Dabble in Paint Degas - Resist in Motion Picasso- Fractured Friend Van Gogh - Starry Night Pollock - Action Splatter 1997 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Education 2003 Practical Homeschooling Award, 3rd Place 2007 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category, 3rd place. 2009 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category,1st Place
Through several centuries, the interacting influence of botanical artists and scientists has largely escaped interpretation. Although flower paintings are viewed in galleries and analytical plant drawings are stored in herbaria or museums, artists and scientists have long enriched each other's worlds. In metaphorically 'peeling back the petals', this book explores plant portraiture and the context of its visibility in order to discover the meanings ascribed to different forms of botanical imagery. The authors' texts are enhanced and liberally illustrated by works of some of the countless travellers, botanists and artists who have so passionately and meticulously recorded South Africa's rich floral heritage. Also included is a Concise Dictionary of South African Botanical Artists, the first to be compiled and published, offering a succinct listing with over 250 entries.