Botanical Drawing in Color

Botanical Drawing in Color

A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color

Book - 2010
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A thorough immersion into the world of scientifically accurate, three-dimensional, and artistically rendered natural botanical illustration.

The step-by-step instructions in this invaluable guide, written by one of the nation's leading experts in the field, Wendy Hollender, will grow your artistic ability, whether you're just broaching this unique skill or are already an expert. Each lesson in the book increases in complexity to build your skill set in a clear, concise, and accessible way. With a focus on the natural world through the botanical life-cycle, each project is not only a technical study, but a beautiful piece of artwork in and of itself.

In this book, you will learn:

* Single light source toning technique
* Principles of perspective for drawing flowers
* The fundamentals of plant anatomy
* Colored pencil techniques and color theory of the natural world
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, [2010], ©2010
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780823007066
Branch Call Number: 743.7 Ho
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 28 cm


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Sep 11, 2015

Brilliant! Begins at the beginning of rendering three-dimensional objects convincingly. Presents a sequence of hands-on color theory exercises that are highly useful no matter what your expertise or experience. You become intimately familiar with your tool, colored pencil, before advancing to analyzing and drawing structural features of flowering plants, then drawing from life.

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