Botany for the Artist

Botany for the Artist : An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 244 x 292 x 28mm | 1,601.17g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1405332271
  • 9781405332279
  • 18,905

Table of contents

More than 100 specially commissioned photographs and over 350 stunning drawings cover every type of plant from tiny mosses to towering trees

Beautiful photographic plant portraits combined with Sarah's unique pen and ink drawings provide plenty of inspiration for both artist and gardener

Drawing classes demonstrate how to work in a variety of media and masterclasses examine different approaches in detail, for artists of all abilities as well as for those simply interested in botany

Sections dedicated to how artists have portrayed plants through the ages
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About Sarah Simblet

Sarah Simblet is an artist and academic specialising in anatomy. She has a studio in Oxford and holds the positions of Tutor in Drawing in the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, and Visiting Lecturer in the Royal College of Art, London.
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