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Botanical Illustration with the Eden Project : Drawing and watercolour painting techniques for botanical artists - Rosie Martin

Botanical Illustration with the Eden Project

Drawing and watercolour painting techniques for botanical artists

Paperback Published: 5th August 2008
ISBN: 9780713490749
Number Of Pages: 144

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Botanical Illustration Course - published with the Eden Project - is your personal guide to the study of botanical drawing and watercolour painting. Devised by an award-winning botanical artist who teaches at the Eden Project, this course takes you from basic drawing techniques to advanced skills required for the analysis of complex forms in watercolour. Following the syllabus of the botanical illustration course at the acclaimed Eden Project in Cornwall, this book offers you the opportunity to perfect the many techniques used to produce beautiful and informative plant portraits.

Full of practical information, and with easy-to-follow exercises, the book includes: Pencil Drawing; Shapes in Nature; Plant dissection and bisection; Perspective; Use of tonal contrast; Line drawing and pencil shading; Colour and pigment mixing; Application of watercolour; Highlights and shiny surfaces; Composition and arrangement.

this is an excellent resource.


As a beginning botanical artist it presents a comprehensive approach to this area of study with clear guidelines beginning with pencil and tonal studies to watercolour application and composition. For the intermediate and more experienced botanical artist it is a reference for continued growth.



Fabulous resource for aspiring botanical artists


This book is written by people who actually conduct a year long botanical art course in UK. Just the first browse through the book gave me a greater insight to the art and my own work has already improved.

South West Australia


Great Resource for beginners


This book was what I expected it to be

Albany WA


Botanical Illustration Course with the Eden Project

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* Pencil Drawing * Shapes in Nature * Plant dissection and bisection * Perspective * Use of tonal contrast * Line drawing and pencil shading * Colour and pigment mixing * Application of watercolour * Highlights and shiny surfaces * Composition and arrangement

ISBN: 9780713490749
ISBN-10: 0713490748
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 5th August 2008
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 21.8  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.59

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