Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils (Hardback)Ann Swan (author)
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Water-soluble and oil-based coloured pencils are becoming increasingly popular for botanical painting asthey are easier to use than traditional watercolour and are more forgiving, yet they produce the same stunning effects. They are especially suitable for the accuracy needed to paint in the botanical style of illustration.
In this book Ann Swan gives helpful advice on all aspects of working with coloured pencils, including the techniques you will have to master - underpainting, layering and burnishing. She also demonstrates how to mix and build up colour, and how to add those finishing touches that will complete your painting successfully.
Several full step-by-step demonstrations are included to show how these techniques are put into practice. The book concludes with a gallery of coloured pencil works by the author, students of botanical painting and other professional botanical painters, providing a wonderful source of reference and inspiration.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 776 g
Dimensions: 254 x 226 x 16 mm
`... a beautiful book... Richly illustrated with impressive examples by the author... The vibrant artworks that result are rich in accurate botanical information.' - The Garden