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

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ISBN10: 1633223787 ISBN13: 9781633223783 Publisher: Walter Foster Pub Published: Nov 1 2017 Pages: 144 Weight: 1.00lbs. Height: 11.75" Width: 8.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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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.
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