Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils


By Sue Vize
ISBN:
PUBLISHED: 2010
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 307 colour illustrations

Drawing with graphite and coloured pencils enables the artist to capture every detail of a plant, and to enjoy, study and celebrate their wonderful forms. Whether the illustration is a striking monotone or vibrant with colour, pencils give you absolute precision. The book, written and illustrated by an award-winning botanical artist, introduces and explains the drawing skills behind the art. Each chapter concentrates on a different aspect of the plant, working upwards from the root system to include the stem, leaves, flowers and fruit. Fungi have also been included due to their close association with plants. With tips and advice throughout, the techniques are supported by step-by-step projects, clear exercises and over 300 colour illustrations.


  • Techniques on using graphite and coloured pencils
  • Practical help on lighting, posture and keeping plants fresh
  • Instruction on composition, colour charts and mixing
  • Advice on portraying texture and hairs, and achieving bloom on fruit
  • Simple explanations of botany to aid the artist's understanding
  • Structured by season to include a range of flowers and plants

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