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Botanical Illustration from Life

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Botanical Illustration from Life by Isik Guner
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Nov 05, 2019 | ISBN 9781782218067
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    Nov 05, 2019 | ISBN 9781782218067

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Chelsea School of Botanical Art – Helen Ballen Sept 2019
This superb book should be on every botanical artist’s bookshelf. The text is clear and the illustrations wonderful. Isik writes as she speaks.

Table Of Contents

START 10
Communication throughdrawing 12
Plants for life 14Past and present 16
Different approaches 18
Different techniques 21

OBSERVE 24
Learn to see what you’relooking at 26
Observing plants in their habitat 28
Plant selection 32Pressing specimens 34
Searching for plants 36
Preserving plants 41
Positioning plants 42Positioning yourself 47

DRAW 48
Drawing from life 50
Starting to draw 53
How to draw 56
Measured drawing 61
Perspective drawing 66
Aerial perspective 72
Complex subjects 75
Let’s draw plants 78
Composition 80
Ready to paint 84

PAINT 86
Watercolour 88
Starting to paint 90
How to paint 94Colour 98
Mixing colours 100
Colour contrast 103
Colour perspective 104
Texture 107
Sketches 108
Let’s paint 112
Final touches 118

EXPLORE 120
Botanical illustration is allabout details 122
Exploring many different typesof plant 125
Identification of species 128
Roots 131
Stems 134
Buds 140
Leaves 145
Flowers 159
Fruits and seeds 174

MASTER 186
Finding your style 188
Finding solutions 191
Inspiration from nature 192
Inspiration from other artists 196
Akiko Enekido 198
Lizzie Sanders 199
Anne Hayes 200
Constance Sayas 201
Jacqui Pestell 202
Gustavo Surlo 203
Plant list 204
Thank you… 208

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