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Walter Foster Drawing Made Easy: Flowers and Botanicals

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Drawing Made Easy: Flowers and Botanicals
Drawing Made Easy: Flowers and Botanicals
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This book is a "must have" for the plein air landscape artist! Many artists' favorite drawing locations seem to be outdoors. And drawing in graphite pencil continues to be one of the most favored art forms. This new addition to Walter Foster's Drawing Made Easy series allows aspiring artists who may never have picked up a pencil before to discover the secrets to this accessible, versatile medium. With easy-to-understand information on tools and materials, basic strokes, and shading techniques, this artist's guide covers everything beginning artists need to start creating their own impressive works of botanical art. From dissecting the anatomy of a flower to sharing techniques for creating a variety of floral textures  such as soft, velvety petals and spiky thorns and leaves   Flowers and Botanicals offers budding artists an in-depth look into the art of drawing beautiful flowers and floral scenes. Artist-Author Diane Cardaci was classically trained at the Art Students League of New York City, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been published by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as well as by major textbook companies such as Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Cardaci was also the director of her own art school, the Academy of Classical Art, in West Palm Beach, Florida, for four years. Cardaci lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and she spends her summers in Umbria in central Italy, where she furthers her studies of the Old Masters. Author  Diane Cardaci. Paperback. 64 pages. 6½" × 9½" (17 cm × 24 cm).

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