Botanical Drawing in Color

Botanical Drawing in Color

A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color

By Wendy Hollender

Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823007066, 144pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2010

"Botanical Drawing In Color" offers a thorough immersion into the world of scientifically accurate, three-dimensional, and artistically rendered natural illustration. Whether you re just broaching this unique skill or are already an expert, these step-by-step instructions are an invaluable reference guide, written by one of the nation's leading experts in the field, Wendy Hollender. Each lesson here increases in complexity to build your skill set in a clear, concise, and accessible way. With a focus on the natural world through the botanical life-cycle, each project is not only a technical study, but a beautiful piece of artwork in and of itself.

Single light source toning technique
Principles of perspective for drawing flowers
The fundamentals of plant anatomy
Colored pencil techniques and color theory of the natural world.