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An inspirational guide to drawing plants An intimate understanding of botany will help any artist create vibrant and realistic art Sarah Simblet s masterclass provides you with an awareness and appreciation of plants and flowers and shows how to apply that knowledge to your art.Covering every type of plant, from the tiniest mosses and lichens to sumptuous flowers and trees, Sarah shows how to evoke their beauty on your canvas or page Drawing on the rich history of botanic art and combined with Sarah s practical drawing classes, over 350 beautiful illustrations and vivid photographs, provide an in depth look at roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits and explain how to create life like drawings For anyone wishing to master the art of drawing plants or for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art....

Title : Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants
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ISBN : 1405332271
ISBN13 : 978-1405332279
Format Type : EPub
Language : Englisch
Publisher : DK Auflage UK ed 1 Februar 2010
Number of Pages : 391 Pages
File Size : 790 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants Reviews

  • Christa Finkl
    2019-02-27 10:53

    Im Zeichenkurs hab ich von diesem Buch erfahren und mir sofort bestellt. Es ist fantastisch und hat mir bei Zeichenübungen sehr geholfen.Danke!

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-02-19 08:51

    Ich bin begeistert! Ein sehr sehr schönes und inhaltlich äußerst wertvolles Buch zum Erlernen des botanischen Zeichnens. Die Autorin gibt wertvolle Tips zu benötigten Materialien, Zeichentechniken und zeigt inspirierende eigene Zeichnungen zum Nachmachen!

  • Parka
    2019-03-20 07:45

     Botany for the Artist is a gorgeous reference for plants. The pages are filled with a mix of photographic plant portraits and Sarah Simblet's detailed sketches. Everything's beautifully laid out. The exquisite illustrations in the book are mainly black and white.As with typical DK books, it's also filled with educational information. Every part of the plant is explored, from the roots, stems, leaves, flowers to the fruits. They are provided with scientific names and also interesting information on how they grow and their functions.The drawing lessons are short two-page guides at drawing found throughout the book. There are tips on capturing likeness, establishing the composition, adding colours and details. Also included are selected features on Renaissance botany artist.This is an excellent resource for botany artists. Having this book is like having a botany art museum at home.(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)

  • Katrien Van Lerberghe
    2019-03-01 10:03

    This is a completely different sort of book then for example ' The art of botanical painting ' . This is a book to inspire one to grab a pencil and start drawing , not so much a book to learn how to . There is a small section in the beginning about materials , colors and how to draw , but for the rest it is more a history of the botanical drawings , with the very best examples of what has been done in the past , ( Dürer ' s grasses ) and what is possible now with some really inspiring and useful photo's of plants and then also drawings by Sarah Simblet herself . Look trough this book , you'll get the urge to try something for yourself , you'll want to rearrange your usual compositions in a new and exiting way , you'll want to try a new technique . It is a book to inspire you to look again at even the humblest of plants and see possibilities .

  • Bonni
    2019-02-25 09:58

    A gorgeous book with stunning art. There are sections where the preferred techniques of other master artists are examined and a section about the supplies Sarah likes to use herself. We are a family of artists and have found this book to be informative and inspiring. The book is also a great technical guide for plant types and parts. It says "botany" right in the title, but sometimes "for the artist" can mean a certain disregard for scientific accuracy. The botany presented is accessible without dumbing things down.

  • Downtown Pearl
    2019-02-28 10:42

    For all those who love botanical art, this book is super delicious. If you're a botanical artist you will thrive inside this masterpiece. the ink drawings are inspirational as are the master classes, the botanical information on structure of trees, vines, leaves, flowers, seed pods, wetlands it's all there. If you're an artist combine with the Eden Book and you're set to go. No i don't know the author Simblet so this review is from the heart. if you google her name you get a pix of her studio which is another work of inspiration.

  • frozenears
    2019-02-25 06:39

    the is a very basic book, and does not have nearly as much botany as i thought. It may be useful to artists starting out, but for anyone who wishes to draw or paint true botanical illustrations, it would have very little use.

  • I am not a SMURF
    2019-03-14 09:41

    Amazing resource, breath-taking imagery and photos. Excellent survey of Botany for the artist. This shouldn't be confused with a college level botany reference. This is botany for poets. But it covers the material a botanical illustrator must know without getting mired down.I do wish they had covered a bit about the frequent confusion over tree identification and the tricky genetics that can baffle botanists as well as laymen. That really isnt much of a gripe to have.Buy this book.