Botanical Illustration from Life
A visual guide to observing, drawing and painting plants
ART / Subjects & Themes / Plants & Animals
Nov 05, 2019
9.06 x 11.38 x 0.56 in
- Author Bio
A visual guide to beautiful botanic watercolour painting from life for artists.
Botanical artists hold a unique status: they can record plants and show them to the world, unlocking science for people outside that world, enabling them to be seduced by the most beautiful images, drawn and painted by very skilled hands.
In this beautiful book, award-winning botanical artist, Işık Güner, shares with you her experiences of looking at wild species from around the world, how she does her research, and how she composes her illustrations from live specimens. She will guide you on your own journey, show you how to look for plant samples, and then record them. Straddling the scientific and art worlds, Isik’s illustrations help to raise awareness of the valuable knowledge that scientists have been researching and discovering for many years and provide a wonderful inspiration for budding botanical artists.
Observe, draw, paint, explore and master this wonderful art under Işık’s careful guidance. Being inspired by the nature around you is the first step to becoming a botanical artist.
Learn how to observe plants in the wild and take live specimens
Use light and shade to draw your specimens in a lifelike way
Compose and paint your own beautiful botanical illustrations.
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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.