"A fine guide by an accomplished teacher of colored-pencil methods."
"...offers the first practical guide to creating botanical artworks using colored pencils.... Any botanical artist needs this."
--The Midwest Book Review
"An invaluable book for all botanical artists wanting to try this medium."
Society of Botanical Artists (U.K.)
From the Inside Flap
This beautifully illustrated book is the first practical guide to creating botanical artworks with colored pencils. Easier to use and more forgiving than traditional watercolor, water-soluble and oil-based colored pencils have become increasingly popular among botanical artists because of the many stunning effects they can produce.
Ann Swan, a well-known botanical artist and a top exponent of the genre, teaches the techniques of burnishing, underpainting, and layering with detailed step-by-step demonstrations. She also provides a gallery of colored pencil works that serve as a wonderful source of reference and inspiration for students and professional botanical painters at all levels.