Botanical Illustration

By Valerie Oxley
ISBN: 9781847970510
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 216 colour illustrations

Botanical Illustration is an introduction to the marrying of art and science in the aesthetic and accurate portrayal of plant material. This book builds on the work of illustrators of the past, ranging from Elizabeth Blackwell, whose drawings helped to release her husband from debtors' prison, through to the exceptional scientific drawings of Beatrix Potter. It deals with the practical art and the related botany of the subject.

Introduction to basic botany Preparation of plant material for drawing Use of pencil, watercolour, coloured pencil and pen and ink Suggested topics for further study Correcting mistakes and finishing touches.

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