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Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants Hardcover – April 19, 2010
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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.)
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.
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What a beautiful book! Great for the artist or for anyone who just appreciates botanical drawings.Published 1 month ago by KD-D
What a nice botanical guide. I do colored pencil work and this is suitable for all mediums. It is not a how to book. It is a more in depth guide to botanical issues.Published 2 months ago by H. Stillman
Beautiful illustrations and good information about plants and their parts.Published 3 months ago by Lizssf
I love the gorgeous photography within this large book as well as the intricate style of the author, but there are wonderful examples of botanical illustrations from other artists... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Angela Burge
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... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Katrien Van Lerberghe