Botanical Drawing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit and other Plant Life (Paperback)

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A definitive artist's guide to drawing detailed and accurate plants, flowers and other vegetation in pencil.

Botanical Drawing touches on the history of this fascinating art form, its rules and practicalities, and includes an accessible, basic study of botany for the absolute beginner. In this informative volume, artist Penny Brown expertly explains the materials, learnings and techniques required to produce accurate botanical illustrations. Follow her clear step-by-step instructions and close studies and explorations of the subjects to produce your own illustrations of plants, flowers, vegetables and their myriad parts. The aim of this book is to give you the confidence and enthusiasm to tackle your own projects; to show you how broad a subject botanical drawing is, and how satisfying and enjoyable it can be.

"Study nature diligently, be guided by nature... for truly art is hidden in nature and he who can draw it out possesses it." - Albrecht Dürer

About the Author


Penny Brown trained and worked as a theatre designer for 10 years before an increasing love of painting and drawing led her to illustration. She works in watercolour, graphite and most recently, cut paper collage. She has illustrated many books on craft, textiles, design, natural history and gardening. She exhibits her botanical paintings and drawings with The Society of Botanical Artists in London, Frankfurt and Spain. She has won several awards including the prestigious President's Prize at The SBA exhibition in 2015. She is also a member of The South West Society of Botanical Artists in the UK, and opens her studio regularly for art weeks. She looks forward to continuing her parallel careers in botanical art and illustration.
http://www.soc-botanical-artists.org/artist/penny-brown/
Product Details
ISBN: 9781782212607
ISBN-10: 1782212604
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: February 13th, 2018
Pages: 144
Language: English