French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redout (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with careful botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons including Napoleon's wife Josephine, he was dubbed "the Raphael of flowers," and is regarded to this day as a master of botanical illustration.
This elegant catalogue brings together all engravings from Redout 's illustrations of Roses and Choix des plus belles fleurs (Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers) and the most astounding images from The Lilies. Offering a vibrant overview of Redout 's admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.
Humans share the Earth with more than 10,000 species of birds and have always been enchanted by them. Birds can be a sign of the changing seasons, a symbol of freedom, or simply a breathtaking vision of beauty.
Remarkable Birds approaches these fascinating creatures thematically across eight sections covering all aspects of humans' relationship with birds. "Songbirds" celebrates the greatest bird virtuosi, such as the nightingale, while "Birds of Prey" includes majestic hunters such as the harpy eagle. "Feathered Travelers" describes astounding journeys made by birds including tiny hummingbirds that migrate huge distances. "The Love Life of Birds" illuminates the most brilliant displays upon which different species rely to find a mate--notably the extravagant plumage and dances of birds of paradise. "Avian Cities" explores the spectacular, large colonies of species such as the flamingo, while "Useful to Us" examines the diverse ways we find birds valuable, such as the turkey or the canary. "Threatened & Extinct" describes some species that have been lost forever, and others on the brink. Birds have also had great mystical significance and "Revered & Adored" considers such species as the sacred ibis, believed by the ancient Egyptians to represent the god Thoth.
Rosie Sanders's botanical paintings lie at the extreme end of botanical art--they exude dynamism and sensuality in every brushstroke, while their richness of color sets her apart from her contemporaries. This large-format book showcases her finest paintings in exquisite detail, accompanied by excellent and accessible scientific commentary. Rosie's glorious selection of flowers ranges from tulips to orchids, roses to irises, anemones to amaryllis, and she illuminates them by fascinating and skillful uses of perspective and light.
Includes an introduction by renowned Swiss botanist Dr. Andreas Honegger.
What is creature design? We all have a notion--mostly consisting of evocative images of otherworldly beings galloping, swimming, flying, and often attacking the hero of an epic film or story. But what makes a creature believable? In the follow-up to her bestseller, Animals Real and Imagined: The Fantasy of What Is and What Might Be, world-renowned artist Terryl Whitlatch reveals the secret behind believable creature design: anatomy. How anatomy applies practically to the natural history and story is the prime cornerstone on which successful creature design hangs, whether the creature is real or imaginary. Studying, understanding, drawing, and applying accurate anatomy to an imaginary creature will make viewers suspend their disbelief to welcome a new vision into their worlds. We invite you to immerse yourself in the intricate workings of numerous animal anatomies--and the beauty they possess--in the Science of Creature Design: Understanding Animal Anatomy. Whitlatch's delightful and charismatic illustrations will inform and thrill readers with every turn of the page. She shares valuable techniques reaped from years working for Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Feature Animation, and on such films as Jumanji, Brother Bear, and The Polar Express. In addition, Whitlatch exemplifies an endless love for real animals that continues to inspire her fantastic imaginary creatures, which have captivated audiences around the world.
This unique scratch book features 20 inspirational and decorative illustrations of flowers, leaves, and other botanical designs. Created with simple lines and shapes, you can copy the pattern on the facing page by using the special scratch tool to reveal a contrasting background. Create a simple and beautiful piece of art as you scratch away the metallic coating. You can copy the example or feel free to make your own variations as you create your own personalized drawing. Your designs are created on perforated pages, ready to tear out and display
Use the included stylus in this unique scratch book to scuff, scrape, and scratch dark metallic coating away from the pages and create art of your own. Scratch & Draw Enchanted Animals features 20 inspirational and decorative illustrations of:
- Rabbits and dandelions
- Woodland raccoons
- Elegant owls,
- A whole forest worth of other enchanting wildlife.
Revealing enchanting animals and their world may just be the perfect way to unwind after a stressful day of adult life. And best yet, each page is perforated, so your beautiful animal designs are ready to tear out and display
Have you ever been walking in the woods, or looking out your window, when you suddenly spotted a beautiful bird? Whether you're an artist, scientist, bird enthusiast, or student, you'll love learning how to portray all kinds of birds artistically, from sketching them in their natural environments to learning how to render a head to foot, full-detail illustration.The few books published on this topic are limited in scope and only focus on a single specific media, such as watercolor or oil painting. But Sketching & Illustrating Birds offers instruction on how to depict birds using a range of different media, including pencils and pens, watercolors and gouache, oils and acrylics, and more. Each of these illustrations can be tailored to meet specific needs - whether it's for biological studies, educational purposes, or artistic pursuits. Discover all the techniques you need to know to represent the most common birds by studying their habits and habitats. Plus, learn about aspects of flight, as well as how to capture birds in motion, whether they're flying or running. You'll find a wealth of practical examples of all kinds of birds in different environments, all rendered by accomplished artists specially chosen for their diverse and unique illustration styles.
True beauty is found in nature, making this the perfect sketch book for your art inspiration
As if being responsible for dazzling sunsets and the aurora borealis were not enough, nature is also guardian to the universal principals of design. With mathematical perfection, its recurring structures seem to magically adapt as they show up in hundreds of ways: the radial star at the center of snowflakes, fruits and flowers, and the arms of starfish; spirals at the heart of nautilus shells, unfurling plants, and swirling storm systems.
Borrowing the beauty of nature's forms can help you create beautiful artwork. Observing the structure of nature's forms can help you to be a better designer. The inspiration is limitless. Nature's design magic is a balancing act found in its perfect ratios. The sections of this sketchbook--Star, Branch, Spiral, and Fan--focus on four of those disceptively simple design principles and why they work. Author/artist Yellena James uses her own nature-based drawings to guide readers toward looking closely at each design form and the places where it occurs. Readers will discover ways to use each form in their own artwork, realistically, abstractly, or as motifs in repeat borders and patterns. In a non-academic fashion, the text explains nature's beautiful balances, and the art of using them when you draw and design.
Oceanic masterpieces made easy with brightly colored stickersTake your coloring to the next level by doing it with stickers instead of pencils Each one of the 12 designs in this book has spaces for mosaic shapes that you fill in using the pages of different colored stickers in the back, allowing you to create one-of-a-kind mosaic designs. Color-by-sticker is a fun new way to express creativity and explore color, and this series gives readers the freedom to create their own unique designs, no artistic ability required. Sticker Mosaics: By the Sea features 12 different beautiful ocean imagery to color by sticker. Whether you choose a seaside lighthouse, a colorful beta fish, or exotic underwater creatures, you'll create something that will bring the sea and shore right to you.