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      Product Description-How to Draw Plants: The Techniques of
                         Botanical Illustration
    The best introductory book on the subject examines plant structures and the problems they present to illustrators, then
    discusses the artist's tools and how to use them: pencils, erasers, papers, brushes, watercolors, gouache, and acrylics.



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Customer Reviews:
84 of 86 people found the following review helpful For those with some experience, Technical Drawing, May 2, 2000 By Angel
Lee "Liocorno Amethyst Moonstone" (Cleveland, OH United States)
    This review is from: How to Draw Plants: The Techniques of Botanical Illustration (Paperback) This book focuses on
technical drawing as the basis of botanical illustration. It brings together an understanding of plant structure with drawing
technique as the keys to success.Selecting, preserving and examining plants is discussed. A variety of plant structures are
shown in detail with the process of building up the drawing.Pencil, ink and scratchboard are the main media covered. The
addition of color is presented in watercolors and acrylics. There are several beautiful color plates, some historical and some by
the author.This is a book best suited to an artist with some experience. The wealth of technical information will provide the artist
with a greater understanding of and proficiency in botanical work.

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful Botanical Illustration, April 1, 2007 By C. A. Clark (Australia)
  This review is from: How to Draw Plants: The Techniques of Botanical Illustration (Paperback) I purchasd this book on the
recommendation of someone who is a very experienced botanical illustrator. It has been very informative and goes into all
aspects of this wonderful art. I will continue to use this book for reference while practising my plant illustration. I have not been
disappointed in this book but rather amazed how much help it has been to me!

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful

The Perfect Companion, March 27, 2009 By Kim Scott Melin Aussie Girl (Melbourne, Australia)
This review is from: How to Draw Plants: The Techniques of Botanical Illustration (Paperback) This book was recommended to
me for a beginner in Botanical Art.It is so easy to read and follow. I would highly praise this bookas the perfect guide and
reference through you journey in the studyof Botanical Art. If you were to have only one book, this is the one.Once again
Amazon you are a winner!

				
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