Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals: Secrets Of Observational Drawing by Valerie BainesClassic Sketchbook: Botanicals: Secrets Of Observational Drawing by Valerie Baines

Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals: Secrets Of Observational Drawing

byValerie Baines

Paperback | January 1, 2017

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Learn to draw beautiful flowers from the old masters with some help fromClassic Sketchbook: Botanicals. Improve your skills by learning techniques on one page, and practicing on the next page.

Imagine learning todraw roses with Redoute, ortulips with Pieter Brugel. Imagine learning the secrets that made their flower paintings stand out in their eras andstill stand out today.Classic Sketchbook: Botanicalsis an art book that shows you how to create flowers that will stand the test of time by taking a close look at the details of great floral paintings, and then coaching you through the techniques.

Each spread in this unique book ismade up of two hard working components: The left-hand page features a close-up illustration from anoted 19th century and earlier artist, and the right-hand page, made from quality, uncoated stock,is for drawing. There are alsocoaching tips,observations, and ademonstrative sketchon each page.

As you progress through the book,you''ll get to try a variety of artists'' styles, and see how to apply them to your ownpersonal style. Don''t wait to get started! By learning from the masters, you''ll become a master yourself.

Valerie Bainesis a founding member and past vice president of Britain''s Society of Botanical Artists. She has illustrated more than ten books concerned with natural history, includingGuernsey Sketchbook,The Naturalist''s Garden,The Story of Silk,andMindful of Butterflies. She has written articles forThe Artistmagazine on drawing and p...
Title:Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals: Secrets Of Observational DrawingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:112 pages, 10 X 8.62 X 0.38 inShipping dimensions:112 pages, 10 X 8.62 X 0.38 inPublished:January 1, 2017Publisher:Rockport PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631591398

ISBN - 13:9781631591396

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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"should appeal to the more experienced artist who wants to do their own thinking without being led by the hand at every stage"
- Henry Malt,