Botanical Drawing in Color

Botanical Drawing in Color : A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color

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This book contains lessons that are developed in a basic step-by-step process that builds in complexity. All demonstrations feature the delicate, exquisitely rendered, botanically accurate work of the author. A thorough immersion in the art of botanical drawing, this book will attract both aspiring and more experienced artists seeking scientific accuracy and the illusion of 3-dimension in their botanical artwork. Based on author Wendy Hollender's classroom demonstrations at the New York Botanical Garden, "Botanical Drawing in Color" is grounded in the basic principles of drawing as they apply to the botanical forms of plants and flowers. Coloured pencil techniques and colour theory are introduced to help artists create realistic forms and naturalistic colours. An emphasis is placed on close observation of plants and their life cycle, so that readers can deepen their understanding of the natural world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 10mm | 590g
  • Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0823007065
  • 9780823007066
  • 20,156

About Wendy Hollender

Wendy Hollender is the coordinator of botanical art and illustration at the New York Botanical Garden. She teaches botanical art at the New York Botanical Garden and leads workshops in such exotic locations as Trinidad, Block Island and Hawaii. She exhibits internationally and was awarded a Silver Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society of London in 2007.
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117 ratings
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If you are looking for a book on how to draw botanical art, look no further. This is quite simply the most superb book on the subject I have found. The tutorials are extremely clear and easy to follow and the art work itself is masterful. Even the design of the book is a triumph. I can't say enough great things about this book!show more
by Cathy Dee
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