Drawing And Painting Botanicals For Artists: How To Create Beautifully Detailed Plant And Flower Illustrations

June 16, 2020|
Drawing And Painting Botanicals For Artists: How To Create Beautifully Detailed Plant And Flower Illustrations by Karen Kluglein
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Originally developed in the 18th century as a visual supplement to botanical nomenclature, botanical illustration and art uniquely fuse art and science by documenting the parts, details, and life cycles of plant species. InDrawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists, eminent botanical artist and veteran workshop instructor Karen Kluglein reveals her secrets for rendering leaves, flowers, berries, and branches both accurately and beautifully.

The book begins with abrief history of the art form, followed by guidance on developing observational skills for this genre, key botanical terms and concepts, and the differences among botanical illustration, botanical art, and flower painting. The chapters that follow offerdetailed guidance and demonstrations for drawing and painting botanicals in a variety of mediums:
  • Drawing. Explore loose gestural drawing, precise measuring and rendering, and working from photographs with graphite, colored pencil, finepoint markers, pen and ink, and silverpoint.
  • Painting. Master color mixing, washes, layering, gradations, values, and adding details in watercolor, gouache, and acrylic, plus guidance on adding “personality to your work and knowing when a painting is done.
Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artistsshows artists at all skill levels how totranslate careful observations into stunning works of art.

TheFor Artists seriesexpertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.
Karen Klugleinbegan her career as anillustrator after graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1980, with Dannon, Ragu, Pillsbury, Nabisco, The Atlantic Monthly, IBM, and Calvin Klein among her varied list of clients. After attending an American Society of Botanical Artists exhibit in the 1990s, Karen knew that her experience paint...
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Title:Drawing And Painting Botanicals For Artists: How To Create Beautifully Detailed Plant And Flower Illustrations
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:144 pages, 11 X 8.6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 11 X 8.6 X 0.5 in
Published:June 16, 2020
Publisher:Rockport Publishers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781631598579

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