Beginner's Guide to Botanical Flower Painting

Author: Michael Lakin

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782213109

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Michael Lakin, known for his wonderful traditional botanical art, teaches you how to recreate the beauty of nature from first principles. Michael's six-stage process, detailed within, will allow the reader to reproduce any flower you choose in exacting detail, and with the distinctively crisp, precise finish of botanical painting. This complete guide marries traditional technique with contemporary style and includes sections on color, drawing, continuous tone, composition and dissection; along with a number of varied projects covering flowers from all over the world. The projects are accompanied by tracings.
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The Modern Flower Painter

A Guide to Creating Vibrant Botanical Portraits in Watercolour

Author: Anna Mason

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844488636

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3702

Anna Mason's exceptional floral artwork has won awards from the Royal Horticultural Society, International Artist magazine and seen her elected to the prestigious Society of Botanical Artists. In this book, she shares her innovative watercolour technique so that you can paint flowers in her clean, crisp style. The book covers every aspect of painting modern botanical-style portraits of flowers, from tips on gathering your reference to Anna's six stage watercolour process. There are instructions on setting up your studio and how to produce the detailed drawings. Each of the six step-by-step projects is accompanied by an outline drawing, tonal notes and useful colour swatches so that you can compare the tone and hue of your mixes to Anna's own. This all builds into a fantastic guide that will inspire and challenge the experienced watercolour artist, while drawing in and reassuring the complete beginner.
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Botanical Illustration for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Meriel Thurstan,Rosie Martin

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943079

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 5795

A unique and exciting approach to botanical illustration, this beginner guide demonstrates everything you need to know about capturing beautiful botanical specimens on paper. Each exercise guides the reader through a different aspect of botanical illustration, breaking the whole process down into simple, easy-to-follow stages. Whether you are a beginner looking for advice on composition and how to plot out your initial drawings, an experienced artist looking to develop your skills at colour mixing and working with unusual colours, or an old hand looking to capture more challenging and complex textures and shapes, there is something for botanical artists of all levels. Acclaimed artists Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan ran the popular botanical painting course at the Eden Project and have filled this fantastically illustrated guide with practical and inspirational worksheets, colour swatches, sketches and stunning finished paintings.
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Chinese Brush Painting

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Pauline Cherrett

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806955094

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2988

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Flowers

The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Painting

Author: Mei Ruo

Publisher: Shanghai Press

ISBN: 9781602201101

Category: Art

Page: 68

View: 2688

Anyone interested in traditional Chinese painting will find these four volumes useful for self-study. Each of the four volumes teach amateur brush painters to execute the intricacies of Chinese brush painting. Beginning with the separate parts and then progressing to the composition, these volumes feature exquisite illustrations that will enable the learner to pick up the basics as if in a classroom setting.
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Botanical Flowers in Watercolour

Author: Michael Lakin

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844484294

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 8919

With each project celebrating the basic assemblage of plants?the stem, the petal, the filament, and more?watercolorists and horticulturalists alike will enjoy this resource. Long the skill of choice among field botanists, botanical portraiture emphasizes the specimen against a white background, removed from the distractions of its environment, and presents the structure and elegance of each flower in beautiful detail. Artists are provided with five step-by-step projects, each accompanied by a tracing paper that removes the often daunting drawing and layout process. By keeping the focus on improving brush technique, capturing the subject, and selecting and blending true-to-life colors, painting flowers in watercolor has never been easier or more fun. An informative video of Terry Harrison demonstrating the concept behind the Ready to Paint Series can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKBm1Ki7q6M
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Botanical Drawing

A Step-By-Step Guide to Drawing Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit and Other Plant Life

Author: Penny Brown

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782212607

Category: Drawing

Page: 144

View: 3029

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
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A-Z of Botanical Flowers in Watercolour

Author: Michael Lakin

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844485628

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1905

Known for his wonderful traditional and contemporary botanical paintings, Michael Lakin is a keen gardener, and an experienced and enthusiastic tutor. In this book he illustrates how to paint twenty-six botanically accurate flowers. Learn how to develop accomplished pictures from initial beginnings and observations right through to the drawing and final painting stages.
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Watercolor

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Elizabeth Horowitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0823033007

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 9582

An easy-to-follow primer helps beginning watercolorists develop basic painting skills, as well as their own personal style, in a guide by a professional artist and teacher with two hundred full-color illustrations.
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Botanical Illustration

Painting with Watercolours

Author: Siriol Sherlock

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9780713490527

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1097

"Packed with inspirational ideas and valuable tips, award-winning artist Siriol Sherlock breathes new life into the genre of botanical painting." – Leisure Painter The 2005 winner of the Artists Choice Award – now in paperback - reveals the secrets behind her stunning and luminous plant portraits. Using simple techniques that produce breathtaking results, and packed with inspirational ideas for botanical artists.
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The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration

An artist's guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna, and botanical scenes from nature

Author: Mindy Lighthipe

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633225747

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 3164

Draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic birds and botanicals with The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration. Take a sketch and transform it into fine art! The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork! An expert botanical artist educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels. This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing and is loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning to understand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time! To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art.
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Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour

Author: Billy Showell

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781844484515

Category: Botanical illustration

Page: 192

View: 5716

In this beautiful book, Billy Showell provides a fascinating and invaluable insight into the techniques she uses to produce her stunning botanical paintings in watercolour.
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Plum, Orchid, Bamboo and Chrysanthemum

The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Painting

Author: Mei Ruo

Publisher: Shanghai Press

ISBN: 9781602201095

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 7274

Anyone interested in traditional Chinese painting will find these four volumes useful for self-study. Each of the four volumes teach amateur brush painters to execute the intricacies of Chinese brush painting. Beginning with the separate parts and then progressing to the composition, these volumes feature exquisite illustrations that will enable the learner to pick up the basics as if in a classroom setting.
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Vegetables and Fruits

The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Painting

Author: Mei Ruo

Publisher: Shanghai Press

ISBN: 9781602201118

Category: Art

Page: 60

View: 6703

Anyone interested in traditional Chinese painting will find these four volumes useful for self-study. Each of the four volumes teach amateur brush painters to execute the intricacies of Chinese brush painting. Beginning with the separate parts and then progressing to the composition, these volumes feature exquisite illustrations that will enable the learner to pick up the basics as if in a classroom setting.
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The Watercolour Ideas Book

Author: Joanna Goss

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781576068

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 6404

Many artists first learn to paint in watercolour. But this flexible, dynamic medium has an immediacy that is perfect for experimentation. Discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the medium you love. Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do! This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary artists to inspire you to think differently. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover fresh ways of working with watercolour to create work that is original and exciting.
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Beginner's Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels

Author: Tim Fisher

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782215509

Category:

Page: 96

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Learn to paint with oil pastels in this accessible book for the absolute beginner. Learn to paint with oil pastels in this straightforward guide to this relatively unexplored medium. Tim Fisher demonstrates how to use the oil pastels on their own, or in conjunction with acrylic inks and paints and watercolours, on a variety of surfaces to create beautiful paintings that will maintain their vibrancy for years to come. This Beginner's Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels features six full step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects from animal portraits to boats, harbours and reflections, and introduces the reader to mark-making with oil pastels and using solvents for a textured finish. The book also explains how to preserve, keep and frame your oil pastel works safely.
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A-Z of Flower Portraits

An Illustrated Guide to Painting 40 Beautiful Flowers in Watercolour

Author: Billy Showell

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844484522

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9053

Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.
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The Acrylic Flower Painter's A-Z

An Illustrated Directory of Techniques for Painting 40 Popular Flowers

Author: Lexi Sundell

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844482948

Category: Art

Page: 125

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A guide for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 50 of the popular floral subjects, from agapanthus to zinnia, with plant-specific instructions for capturing the beauty of each species. Each featured flower includes information about its characteristics, instructions, a colour palette, and mini demonstrations showing special techniques.
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The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

Author: Christabel King

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781844489473

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2413

"Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and preservation, and Christabel King is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains botanical art and illustration, covering materials, collecting plant material, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, and painting leaves, flowers, cacti and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine."--
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Anna Mason's Watercolour World

Author: Anna Mason

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782213475

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 4379

Learn to paint with Anna Mason, using this inspiring, practical watercolor guide to botanical art Anna's vibrant, detailed and uplifting watercolors have earned her worldwide recognition. In this, her second book, she goes beyond flowers to explore her inspirations from across the natural world, including fruit, birds and animals. The book gives you a very personal insight into Anna's way of working; with clarity and warmth she will help you find inspiration, choose scale and composition, see things correctly and work with discipline and flow until you produce fabulous work of your own. Packed with advice and inspiring finished pieces, this gorgeous book guides the reader through Anna's method of working with a variety of beautiful step-by-step projects and exercises. It is suitable for beginners or for more experienced artists looking to refine their style or try some new techniques.
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