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Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants

Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants

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By (author) Sarah Simblet

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  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 255mm x 295mm x 24mm | 1,572g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405332271
  • ISBN 13: 9781405332279
  • Illustrations note: 100 photographs; 350 artworks
  • Sales rank: 18,508

Product description

An inspirational guide to drawing plants An intimate understanding of botany will help any artist create vibrant and realistic art. Sarah Simblet's masterclass provides you with an awareness and appreciation of plants and flowers and shows how to apply that knowledge to your art. Covering every type of plant, from the tiniest mosses and lichens to sumptuous flowers and trees, Sarah shows how to evoke their beauty on your canvas or page. Drawing on the rich history of botanic art and combined with Sarah's practical drawing classes, over 350 beautiful illustrations and vivid photographs, provide an in-depth look at roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits and explain how to create life-like drawings. For anyone wishing to master the art of drawing plants or for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.

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Dr Sarah Simblet teaches at the University of Oxford, has drawings in national and private collections, including the Royal Academy of Art, London and Ashmolean, Oxford, and has had three solo shows of her large-scale work. Her broadcasting work includes interviews on BBC Radio 4, acting as a consultant for Watchmaker and for Discovery Channel's Art-Science documentaries, while she has also appeared on BBC3 and Channel 4.