Botanical drawing has a history spanning thousands of years, from limestone bas relief carvings to the intricate plant depictions of Arthur Harry Church in the early twentieth century. This book, Botanical Drawing, touches on this history, the rules and practicalities, and includes an accessible, basic study of botany for the absolute beginner.
In this informative volume, artist Penny Brown expertly explains the materials, skills and techniques required to produce accurate botanical illustrations. Follow Penny Brown's clear step-by-step instructions and close studies and explorations of plants, flowers, vegetables and their myriad parts.
Included in this book are:
- Ten projects ranging from simple to complex, to help you develop your skills
- Chapters focusing on mark-making, line and tone drawing, and accurate study of your subjects
- Penny Brown's own beautifully executed artworks to inspire your own drawings.