Contemporary Botanical Illustration: Challenging Colour and Texture

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9780713490787: Contemporary Botanical Illustration: Challenging Colour and Texture

The authors of the bestselling Botanical Illustration Course with the Eden Project are back with new sources of inspiration for professionals and amateurs interested in creating scientifically accurate illustrations of flowers and plants. This time they focus on solving two difficult challenges: depicting texture in pencil or paint, and painting subjects with unusual colors from black flowers and plants (such as seaweed) to species that feature eye-catching greens, blues, or pink. There’s also a captivating exploration of new ideas in the field, including combining botanical art with traditional Japanese flower arranging. Stunning illustrations appear throughout, many shown step-by-step just as they were created, plus practical advice on commercial opportunities for botanical artists.

 

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Rosie Martin holds a Gold Medal from the RHS for her botanical watercolour painting. She is an elected member of the Society of Botanical Artists and teaches a variety of art-based subjects, including botanical illustration in both. She has worked in fashion, ballet and theatre; her clients have included David Bowie, Anthony Caro, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Muir, for whom she produced textiles and interior design prints.

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The projects from vegetables to stunning flowers such as orchids are all excellently reproduced and will have you reaching for your paints. The practical information should ensure your success. This is an excellent book for the budding or experienced botanical illustrator alike and one that I shall use frequently to enhance my own limited skills. This 144 page book includes a resources list to obtain materials. I highly recommend this beautiful volume that is well worth the money. Top Amazon Reviewer, 17 Nov 2008.

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