The best introductory book on the subject examines plant structures and the problems they present to illustrators, then discusses the artist's tools and how to use them: pencils, erasers, papers, brushes, watercolors, gouache, and acrylics.
I purchasd this book on the recommendation of someone who is a very experienced botanical illustrator. It has been very informative and goes into all aspects of this wonderful art. I will continue to use this book for reference while practising my plant illustration. I have not been disappointed in this book but rather amazed how much help it has been to me!
all you ever needed to know!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 21 years ago
This book really has all you ever needed to know about botanical illustration - history, mediums, styles, scientific considerations, and more. A must for anyone going into this field.
For those with some experience, Technical Drawing
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 23 years ago
This book focuses on technical drawing as the basis of botanical illustration. It brings together an understanding of plant structure with drawing technique as the keys to success.Selecting, preserving and examining plants is discussed. A variety of plant structures are shown in detail with the process of building up the drawing.Pencil, ink and scratchboard are the main media covered. The addition of color is presented in watercolors and acrylics. There are several beautiful color plates, some historical and some by the author.This is a book best suited to an artist with some experience. The wealth of technical information will provide the artist with a greater understanding of and proficiency in botanical work.
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