NEW! The Art of Botanical and Bird Illustration

Learn to draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic nature scenes with The Art of Botanical and Bird Illustration. Create leafy branches, colorful flowers, dazzling feathers, and more.

This guide is perfect for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture for gorgeous, lifelike botanical artwork. An expert botanical artist educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in nature illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels.

This thorough yet accessible book includes overviews of key illustration techniques, basic color theory, and color mixing. It's loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning to understand 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 and 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.

Author — Mindy Lighthipe.

Paperback. 144 pages. 8-3/4" × 11-1/2" (22 cm × 29 cm).

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