Botanical Illustration Course

Botanical Illustration Course : With the Eden Project

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NEW IN PAPERBACK Devised by experienced teacher and award-winning artist Rosie Martin, Botanical Illustration Course is based on the course taught at the highly acclaimed Eden Project in Cornwall. Guiding you through basic techniques, such as pencil drawing and mixing colours, the course moves on to more advanced skills, from creating depth and perspective to rendering detail, texture and pattern in a wide range of botanical subjects. Packed with practical information and easy-to-follow exercises, this book includes stunning portraits of irises, pansies, orchids and daffodils, as wll as more complex forms such as pineapples, artichokes and cacti. Whether you are an experienced artist or a budding botanical illustrator, it is easy to produce beautiful and impressive plant portraits with this accessible and inspirational more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 216 x 274 x 14mm | 580.6g
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0713490748
  • 9780713490749
  • 20,787

Table of contents

* Pencil Drawing * Shapes in Nature * Plant dissection and bisection * Perspective * Use of tonal contrast * Line drawing and pencil shading * Colour and pigment mixing * Application of watercolour * Highlights and shiny surfaces * Composition and arrangementshow more

About Rosie Martin

Rosie Martin holds a Gold Medal from the RHS for her botanical watercolour painting. She is an elected member of the Society of Botanical Artists and teaches a variety of art-based subjects, including botanical illustration, in both Devon and Cornwall. Many of her students have gone on to win RHS medals in botanical art. An artist and textile designer, she has worked in fashion, ballet and theatre. As well as being an outstanding botanical artist, Meriel Thurstan worked for the Eden Project from its creation. She started the Eden's Friends organisation and the Eden magazine, for which she still writes today. Her botanical paintings are shown in England, France and Australia. Meriel lives in more
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