Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists: Volume 4: How to Create Beautifully Detailed Plant and Flower Illustrations - For Artists (Paperback)Karen Kluglein (author)
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The book begins with a brief history of the art form, followed by guidance on developing observational skills for this genre, key botanical terms and concepts, and the differences among botanical illustration, botanical art, and flower painting. The chapters that follow offer detailed guidance and demonstrations for drawing and painting botanicals in a variety of mediums: Drawing. Explore loose gestural drawing, precise measuring and rendering, and working from photographs with graphite, colored pencil, finepoint markers, pen and ink, and silverpoint.Painting. Master color mixing, washes, layering, gradations, values, and adding details in watercolor, gouache, and acrylic, plus guidance on adding "personality" to your work and knowing when a painting is done.Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists shows artists at all skill levels how to translate careful observations into stunning works of art.
The For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.
Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc.
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 279 x 216 mm
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