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Graphic Design
  • Author:
    Keith West
  • ISBN:
    0881923508
  • ISBN13:
    978-0881923506
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  • Publisher:
    Timber Press, Incorporated (1996)
  • Pages:
    152 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Graphic Design
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    1692 kb
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    4.6
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Kew Book of Botanical Illustration, The. Christabel King.

Kew Book of Botanical Illustration, The. 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.

This book is one of the best drawing books I've encountered, probably the best botanical drawing book out there. West outlines basic techniques in graphite, ink, scraper board, water-color, gouache, and acrylic. It presents pretty no-nonsense process of handling plant specimens and identifying plant parts-including dissections and lighting, placement, and storage. No explanation of use of pastels or oil or colored pencil (which i am particularly interested in). More color pictures would have made the painting explanations more comprehensible

Botanical artist Keith West's thorough guide to drawing plants is so beautifully produced that even nonartists who love nature . The reader will end up with a greater understanding an. .

How to Draw Plants book.

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.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for How to Draw Plants: Techniques of Botanical . A handbook intended for those who want to portray plants and flowers with botanical accuracy

A handbook intended for those who want to portray plants and flowers with botanical accuracy. Aimed at amateurs, students and professionals, it gives detailed advice on working in various media, handling plant material and on the use of the hand lens and dissecting microscope.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for How to Draw Plants: Techniques of.A handbook intended for those who want to portray plants and flowers with botanical accuracy.

A handbook intended for those who want to portray plants and flowers with botanical accuracy.

Illustration book of Masami Obari . Starting with an introduction to basic botany; this guide next covers preparation of plant material for drawing and the use of pencils, watercolors, colored pencils, and pen and in.

Illustration book of Masami Obari, the popular animator and mecha designer! Includes color illustration, setting document, interview etc. Robot Soul. Obari Masami Gashu Mecha Art Works. Using simple steps and plenty of detail, this book shows you how to create beautiful artworks, from drawing the basic shapes through to realising your favourite animals in your preferred medium.

Keywords: Botanical Illustration, botanical illustration techniques, watercolour techniques, charcoal drawing. botanical illustration is very effective in giving the technical details of plants. technique, ink technique, gouache painting technique, ekolin. ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Aysegul Gurdal Pamuklu, Department of Visual Communication Design Gölköy, Faculty. Ton variety at ink technique can generally be obtained by using pen strokes closely or loosely and. by hatching at various angles.

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.

AGAD
I found this a touch more advanced than I hoped but HEY, I guess I was looking for a coloring book format. Now I have been challenged to "up my drawing game" with the truly delightful instruction by Mr. West. I can recommend this book for artists as beginners to drawing plants because of the technique that will bring you to a class of professionalism we often strive for but fail to find in the market on a specific topic.
Yramede
I borrowed this book from my library and found it so useful that I had to purchase a copy for my personal collection. It is a wonderful primer for anyone wanting to learn the basics of plant illustration, or just wanting to hone their skills. I highly recommend it.
Rrinel
This is a fabulous book that is both botany lesson and botanical illustrations lesson. It's a little technical but very exacting in the details of plants so you see all of the parts of the plant down to the hairs along the stems. Being a biology major and having done a course in botany I recognize superbly rendered illustrations and Keith West is top of the class. I would highly recommend this book to any student who wants to improve their drawings (and raise their grade), and to anyone who would love to draw beautiful botanical illustrations. Mr. West's lessons on techniques, shading, layout and so much more, transends the art of "botany" and will vastly improve all of your drawings on any subject.
fire dancer
A most helpful tool in learning how to draw plant.
watchman
this is a must read & own to reread several times. excellent, very well-written
monotronik
There are many helpful tips in this book even for experienced artists.
Use this book if you want to know what possibly could be wrong in your work- let's face it,
jury in competitions will look for what is wrong in your work.
Why lose when there is this book that can help you win.
Iarim
A minimalist in my painting, the book was very helpful in retraining my eye to undertake botanical illustration. Provides details on how to approach the rendering of flowers and plants.
I knew Keith when I worked at Botany Division. A very talented artist and an excellent instructional book.