ISBN 9781849942713 Botanical Illustration for Beginners

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A unique and exciting approach to botanical illustration, this beginner guide demonstrates everything you need to know about capturing beautiful botanical specimens on paper. Each exercise guides the reader through a different aspect of botanical illustration, breaking the whole process down into simple, easy-to-follow stages. Whether you are a beginner looking for advice on composition and how to plot out your initial drawings, an experienced artist looking to develop your skills at colour mixing and working with unusual colours, or an old hand looking to capture more challenging and complex textures and shapes, there is something for botanical artists of all levels. Acclaimed artists Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan ran the popular botanical painting course at the Eden Project and have filled this fantastically illustrated guide with practical and inspirational worksheets, colour swatches, sketches and stunning finished paintings. Contents: 1 X 144 Page Hardback With 250 Colour Illustrations Main Author: Meriel Thurstan Author Bio - As well as being an outstanding botanical artist, Meriel Thurstan worked for the Eden Project from its creation. She started the Eden's Friends organisation and the Eden magazine, for which she still writes today. Her botanical paintings are shown in England, France and Australia. Meriel lives in Somerset. Secondary Author: Rosie Martin Bio Rosie Martin holds a Gold Medal from the RHS for her botanical watercolour painting. She is an elected member of the Society of Botanical Artists and teaches a variety of art-based subjects, including botanical illustration, in both Devon and Cornwall. Many of her students have gone on to win RHS medals in botanical art. An artist and textile designer, she has worked in fashion, ballet and theatre.

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