Nature in Art
Animals Real and Imagined: The Fantasy of What Is and What Might Be
Animals Real and Imagined
The Fantasy of What Is and What Might Be
Paperback      ISBN: 1933492929

A fantastic visual voyage into the world of animals, both real and imagined. There is no end to the diverse and unique creatures that Terryl Whitlatch creates for us with her solid knowledge of anatomy and boundless imagination. Especially intriguing are the 100s of anatomical notes that are dispersed among her sketches, educating and enlightening us to the foundation of living bodies and their mechanics.

The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel
The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel
Hardcover      ISBN: 3836526468

Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a German-born biologist, naturalist, evolutionist, artist, philosopher, and doctor who spent his life researching flora and fauna from the highest mountaintops to the deepest ocean. A vociferous supporter and developer of Darwin's theories of evolution, he denounced religious dogma, authored philosophical treatises, gained a doctorate in zoology, and coined scientific terms which have passed into common usage, including ecology, phylum, and stem cell.

At the heart of Haeckel's colossal legacy was the motivation not only to discover but also to explain. To do this, he created hundreds of detailed drawings, watercolors, and sketches of his findings which he published in successive volumes, including several marine organism collections and the majestic Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms in Nature), which could serve as the cornerstone of Haeckel's entire life project. Like a meticulous visual encyclopedia of living things, Haeckel's work was as remarkable for its graphic precision and meticulous shading as for its understanding of organic evolution. From bats to the box jellyfish, lizards to lichen, and spider legs to sea anemones, Haeckel emphasized the essential symmetries and order of nature, and found biological beauty in even the most unlikely of creatures.

In this book, we celebrate the scientific, artistic, and environmental importance of Haeckel's work, with a collection of 450 of his finest prints from several of his most important tomes, including Die Radiolarien, Monographie der Medusen, Die Kalkschw mme, and Kunstformen der Natur. At a time when biodiversity is increasingly threatened by human activities, the book is at once a visual masterwork, an underwater exploration, and a vivid reminder of the precious variety of life.

Art Journey Animals: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks
Art Journey Animals
A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks
Hardcover      ISBN: 1440349347
Art Journey Animals is the first-ever compendium of the most soulful and inspiring animal and wildlife artworks, culled from the winners of North Light's popular competition-books series. More than 100 hand-selected drawings and paintings by a wide variety of top contemporary artists have been carefully curated to capture the wonder of nature, from the family room to the farm and the sea to the savanna.

The best of the best masterworks from AcrylicWorks, Splash, Strokes of Genius and INCITE have been compiled into this gorgeous, oversized full-color book, which includes observations into the texture, innovation, style and significance of each piece. Accompanying in-depth interviews with the artists offer meaningful insights into nature, the creative process and the human condition.

"I hope to bring the viewer into a more intimate view and greater connection with the animal, and through that animal, with themselves." --Heather A. Mitchell, Shepherd Pause
The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration: An Artist's Guide to Drawing and Illustrating Realistic Flora, Fauna, and Botanical Scenes from Nature
The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration
An Artist's Guide to Drawing and Illustrating Realistic Flora, Fauna, and Botanical Scenes from Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 1633223787
Draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic birds and botanicals with The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration. Take a sketch and transform it into fine art

The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork. Author Mindy Lighthipe, an expert botanical artist, educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels.

This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing, and it's loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning tounderstand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time

To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art.
Art of Nature: Three Centuries of Natural History Art from Around the World
Art of Nature
Three Centuries of Natural History Art from Around the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0565094424
Art of Nature is an astonishing visual record of the exploration of parts of the natural world that had never previously been documented. It features many of the greatest natural history artists of the last 300 years--Merian, Bartram, Ehret, the Bauer brothers, Audubon, and Gould. Some were seeking fame as scientists or artists, others sought financial gain or at least the prospect of earning a living in what they loved doing. For some it also provided them with the opportunity to present their view of nature to a wider community. Whatever the reasons, few would have contradicted Humboldt's comment that he was "spurred on by an uncertain longing for what is distant and unknown, for whatever excited my fantasy: danger at sea, the desire for adventures, to be transported from a boring daily life to a marvellous world." Continent by continent, Judith Magee draws on the unrivaled collections of the Library of the Natural History Museum in London to illustrate the development of natural history art through the centuries and its crucial role in furthering people's appreciation of nature all around the world.

The Art of Nature Coloring Book: 60 Illustrations Inspired by Vintage Botanical and Scientific Prints
The Art of Nature Coloring Book
60 Illustrations Inspired by Vintage Botanical and Scientific Prints
Paperback      ISBN: 1440570604

As featured in Parade Magazine

A stunning collection of nature-inspired prints

Handcrafted in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by scientists, botanical and scientific prints captured the intricate details and vibrant colors of the world's most fascinating plants and creatures. Now, the vintage illustrations can be found adorning the walls of homes featured in popular interior design magazines--but you don't have spend a fortune to re-create these beautiful floral and wildlife prints. Filled with 60 stunning illustrations, The Art of Nature Coloring Book will guide you as you use colored pencils to personalize your art and bring each plant or animal to life. These ornate prints will not only provide you with hours of entertainment, but will also serve as one-of-a-kind decorations that will liven up any wall or workspace.

From the elegant peony to the lively mourning dove, The Art of Nature Coloring Book's flora- and fauna-inspired prints will fill your life with the beauty of the outdoors.
Art Studio: Dogs: More Than 50 Projects and Techniques for Drawing, Painting, and Creating 25+ Breeds in Oil, Acrylic, Pencil, and More!
Art Studio: Dogs
More Than 50 Projects and Techniques for Drawing, Painting, and Creating 25+ Breeds in Oil, Acrylic, Pencil, and More!
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1633223647
From pencil, to paint, to mixed media, no medium is left untouched in Art Studio: Dogs, a perfect choice for artists who are just getting started.

*Named One of the 54 Best Colored Pencil Drawing Books of All Time by BookAuthority*

Love art and dogs? Now you can get the best of both of worlds with Art Studio: Dogs. Created especially with beginning artists and art enthusiasts in mind, this engaging book includes a variety of fun and unique drawing, painting, and mixed media projects designed to help you transform your love of canines into beautiful works of art.

After a review of some basic tools, materials, and helpful art techniques, you'll discover how to create your favorite furry companions in graphite, oil, acrylic, colored pencil, and more--step by step From traditional drawing and painting projects, to colorful pop art portraits, dog doodles, and mixed media wall art, there is a little something for every one and every type of dog lover in Art Studio: Dogs.
The Artist's Guide to Drawing Realistic Animals
The Artist's Guide to Drawing Realistic Animals
Paperback      ISBN: 1581807287
Breathe Life into Your Animal Drawings

Wildlife artist Doug Lindstrand has spent 30+ years observing animals in nature and capturing them on paper. In this book, he distills his expertise into key lessons for drawing any animal in a charming, realistic style.

Inside, a whole herd of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations (43, to be exact ) cover a broad range of subjects and challenges, including how to draw:

- Short, long and patterned fur
- Mouths, eyes, ears and horns
- Various poses, including seated, standing and moving
- A diversity of animals, domestic and wild--from housecats to big cats, from tiny cottontails to massive African elephants.

Nothing intimidating here Starting with easy sketches, you'll learn to gradually refine basic shapes into lifelike dogs, wolves, deer, sheep, horses, bears, giraffes, owls, eagles, geese and other magnificent creatures. With this classic and time-tested approach, you'll be able to draw not only the animals illustrated on these pages, but any animal that touches your artistic soul.
The Audubon Birds Coloring Book
The Audubon Birds Coloring Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1784286001

Indulge your love of birds with this beautiful collection of images for coloring. Full-page coloring guides are shown opposite John James Audubon's original illustrations from his masterwork Birds of America. Favorites such as the blue jay and the golden eagle appear along with colorful flycatchers, warblers, and water birds. The birds' varied forms and vibrant plumage make them ideal subjects for coloring, and in these pages you can hone your skills and celebrate the beauty of these wonderful creatures.

Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America
Audubon's Aviary
The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847834832

A national treasure is celebrated in this landmark publication. The Birds of America is a monumental classic, but it has never been explored like this before. This important new volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these monumental engravings. We are familiar with the prints engraved by Robert Havell Jr., but Audubon's Aviary illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story behind their creation with fresh insights and engaging quotes from his writings. These powerful paintings--all newly photographed using state-of-the-art techniques--possess a startling immediacy, vibrancy, and fluidity that link natural history, art, and a respect for the environment. These watercolors transmit Audubon's devotion to his craft with their inscriptions and layers of media wrought with a miniaturist's attention to detail and their revolutionary compositions, which for the first time in history depicted all the birds life-size. Audubon is considered America's first great watercolorist, introducing innovative approaches developed over a lifetime of study. Even judged alongside today's technology, his dramatic tableaux remain some of the most spectacular natural history documents and visually arresting works of art ever produced.