Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencils

Whether the illustration is a striking monotone or vibrant with colour, pencils give you absolute precision. This book, written and illustrated by an award-winning botanical artist, introduces and explains the drawing skills behind the art.

Author: Sue Vize

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785001604

Category: Art

Page: 300

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Drawing with graphite and coloured pencils enables the artist to capture every detail of a plant, and to enjoy, study and celebrate their wonderful forms. Whether the illustration is a striking monotone or vibrant with colour, pencils give you absolute precision. This book, written and illustrated by an award-winning botanical artist, introduces and explains the drawing skills behind the art. Each chapter concentrates on a different aspect of the plant, working upwards from the root system to include the stem, leaves, flowers and fruit. Fungi have also been included due to their close association with plants. With tips and advice throughout, the techniques are supported by step-by-step projects, clear exercises and over 300 colour illustrations. The author explores the techniques of using graphite and coloured pencils, with practical help on lighting, posture and keeping plants fresh. There is instruction on composition, colour charts and mixing, and advice on portraying texture and hairs, and achieving bloom on fruit, with simple explanations of botany to aid the artist's understanding. Lavishly illustrated with 307 colour images.

Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils

This beautifully illustrated ebook is the first practical step-by-step guide to using coloured pencils in botanical painting and is written by Ann Swan, one of the top exponents of the genre.

Author: Ann Swan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008328252

Category: Art

Page: 128

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This beautifully illustrated ebook is the first practical step-by-step guide to using coloured pencils in botanical painting and is written by Ann Swan, one of the top exponents of the genre.

Just Draw Botanicals

Martin, R. & Thurstan, M. (2008) Botanical Illustration Course with the Eden Project, Anova. ... A & C Black Publishers Ltd. Vize, S. (2016) Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencils, The Crowood Press Ltd. West, ...

Author: Helen Birch

Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA

ISBN: 9780711251335

Category: Art

Page: 211

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Petite in size but packed with inspiration, Just Draw Botanicals presents 90 beautiful, contemporary botanical artworks in a range of media and styles. Each spread includes a stunning work of art paired with a discussion of the artist’s approach to creating it, including the techniques employed. At the bottom of the page, find tips on the tools, materials and methods used to make the piece. A hyper-realistic blackberry, a watercolour sketch of a bunch of mint in a glass, a detailed scratchboard study of three pussy willow twigs, a tribal-style pattern inspired by different leaf shapes, an abstract image-transfer print of a milkweed plant… the techniques and subjects covered are diverse. With these and more artworks – created in a variety of media, including watercolour, coloured pencils, oil, pen and ink, mixed media and pencil – explore: Shape, form and light Harmonious colours Contrasting elements Fine detail Capturing movement Cropped compositions Using negative space Anatomical accuracy A visual index is included at the front of the book so you can easily skip to a style or colour palette that interests you. At the back of the book, find an overview of materials and tips for using them; a list of further resources, including books and websites; and two additional indexes, one by artist name and the other by subject. Whether you are an artist looking for fresh ideas for creating botanical art or simply enjoy looking at nature-inspired images, this portable volume is a rich resource.

Speculative Biography

Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils. Ramsbury: Crowood Press, 2016. Walter Robey Dibbs Reminiscences, SL NSW Mitchell, A2100. Whale, John. “Preparations for Happiness: Mary Wollstonecraft and Imagination”.

Author: Donna Lee Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000454734

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

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While speculation has always been crucial to biography, it has often been neglected, denied or misunderstood. This edited collection brings together a group of international biographers to discuss how, and why, each uses speculation in their work; whether this is to conceptualise a project in its early stages, work with scanty or deliberately deceptive sources, or address issues associated with shy or stubborn subjects. After defining the role of speculation in biography, the volume offers a series of work-in-progress case studies that discuss the challenges biographers encounter and address in their work. In addition to defining the ‘speculative spectrum’ within the biographical endeavour, the collection offers a lexicon of new terms to describe different types of biographical speculation, and more deeply engage with the dynamic interplay between research, subjectivity and that which Natalie Zemon Davis dubbed ‘informed imagination’. By mapping the field of speculative biography, the collection demonstrates that speculation is not only innate to biographical practice but also key to rendering the complex mystery of biographical subjects, be they human, animal or even metaphysical.

Botanical Drawing in Color

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

Author: Wendy Hollender

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780823007066

Category: Art

Page: 146

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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

Botanical Illustrator s Handbook

damp brush like a watercolour pigment. ... Coloured pencil,like graphite pencil, needs to be protectedwith paperand/or fixed with a fixative when it ... Pencil range. Pencil drawing using water soluble graphite: Halls Giant cobnut.

Author: Sally Pinhey

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847977182

Category: Art

Page: 128

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The Botanical Illustrator's Handbook takes a closer look at how to accurately portray the riches of the botanical world. It tackles and explains many of the difficulties that artists encounter so they can extend and expand their choice of subject matter. Written by a respected artist and drawing on her wealth of experience, it offers new insights and a fresh approach to the wonders of botanical illustration.Topics covered include: advice on the labelling and quality of paper, and choice of pencils, paints and brushes; techniques for the mixing and handling of greens; chapters on magnification, managing detail and using scale bars; instructions for using perspective techniques, and painting complex structures such as pine cones and umbellifers, and tricky details such as hairs. Full of advice on labelling, quality of paper, artist materials and mixing techniques and superbly illustrated with 160 colour illustrations.

The Art of Botanical Bird Illustration

Draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic birds and botanicals. This one-stop guide will teach you to take a simple sketch and transform it into fine art.

Author: Mindy Lighthipe

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 9781633223783

Category: Art

Page: 147

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Draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic birds and botanicals. This one-stop guide will teach you to take a simple sketch and transform it into fine art.

Botanical Art Techniques

Botanical Art Techniques is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide to one of the most delicate art forms.

Author: American Society of Botanical Artists

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697902

Category: Art

Page: 417

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Botanical Art Techniques is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide to one of the most delicate art forms. From the experts at the American Society of Botanical Artists, this essential reference features how-to tutorials for all the major techniques, moving from basic to intermediate to advanced, so the reader can build on their skills as they progress. Media covered in detail include graphite, pen and ink, watercolor on paper and vellum, and colored pencil, with further tutorials on egg tempera oil, acrylic, gouache, silverpoint, etching, and more. Additional information includes a detailed overview of the necessary materials, basic information about the principles of composition, and advice on how to develop a personal style. Filled with 900 photographs, Botanical Art Techniques is a must-have for creative people everywhere.

Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration

This close observation from the outset will aid your drawing; one of the most important lessons is to scrutinize your subject ... Here you have a number of choices: graphite pencil, a neutral coloured pencil, or a fine technical pen.

Author: Sarah Jane Humphrey

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785004209

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Botanical and scientific illustration share many common themes - the meticulous observation, the crucial composition, the precision of rendering and the accuracy of colour are all intrinsic to this niche genre of art. In this beautiful book, Sarah Jane Humphrey explains the techniques of the botanical artist but also introduces ideas for scientific illustration, so that the illustrator has a fuller understanding when rendering the natural world. Detailed instruction on all aspects of illustration is given, from application and materials to research and field trips. There is practical advice on using monochrome and colour theory to bring your illustration to life. Illustrated with over 200 of the author's exquisite illustrations, it is an invaluable companion for both beginners and experienced artists, as well as a source of inspiration and joy. Beautifully illustrated with 429 colour illustrations including 200 of the author's own illustrations.

Drawing Flowers

Ann Swan has done groundbreaking work in gaining acceptance of the use of coloured pencils in the botanical art world. Her combination of graphite and coloured pencil is particularly delightful and her exceptional talent has taken ...

Author: Jill Winch

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781788881432

Category: Art

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Graceful, beautiful and subtle, flowers are among the most delightful of subjects for artists to draw. This fresh, accessible book is aimed at those who want to translate their love of the natural world into vivid, accurate illustrations. Drawing Flowers is packed with examples and exercises across the full floral range, from simple structures, such as tulips, to more complex configurations, such as sunflowers, and compositions involving groups of flowers. Illustrated throughout by award-winning botanical artist Jill Winch, the book offers clear, concise instruction in the techniques of flower drawing. It also gives advice on practical considerations such as how best to position flowers for drawing, how to prevent them wilting and how to use a microscope to understand their structure.