Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color

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A thorough immersion into the world of scientifically accurate, three-dimensional, and artistically rendered natural botanical illustration.

The step-by-step instructions in this invaluable guide, written by one of the nation’s leading experts in the field, Wendy Hollender, will grow your artistic ability, whether you’re just broaching this unique skill or are already an expert. Each lesson in the book increases in complexity to build your skill set in a clear, concise, and accessible way. With a focus on the natural world through the botanical life-cycle, each project is not only a technical study, but a beautiful piece of artwork in and of itself.
 
In this book, you will learn:

   · Single light source toning technique
   · Principles of perspective for drawing flowers
   · The fundamentals of plant anatomy
   · Colored pencil techniques and color theory of the natural world

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WENDY HOLLENDER is the coordinator of botanical art and illustration at the Westchester Arts Workshop and the New York Botanical Garden. Her work has been featured in the prestigious Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation’s 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the founder of WH Art & Design and a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium, and the New York Botanical Garden Board of Advisors. 

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