Botanical Art Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide to Watercolor, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Vellum, Pen and Ink, Egg Tempera, Oils, Printmaking, and More (Hardcover)

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“This comprehensive work covers the gamut of techniques… will take students from beginner to expert.” —The English Garden
 
This definitive guide is the most thorough how-to available on every major technique of botanical artistry. The experts at the American Society of Botanical Artists offer step-by-step projects that move from introductory to advanced—so any level of artist can build on acquired skills. Helpful tutorials cover watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, vellum, egg tempera, oils, pen and ink, and printmaking. Filled with more than 900 photographs and stunning examples of finished art by the best contemporary botanical artists, Botanical Art Techniques is the authoritative manual on this exquisite art form.

About the Author


The mission of the American Society of Botanical Artists is to provide a thriving, interactive community dedicated to perpetuating the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art.
 

Carol Woodin has been a botanical artist for thirty years and is the recipient of the 2018 ASBA James White Service Award, the 1998 ASBA Diane Bouchier Artist Award, the Orchid Digest Medal of Honor, and a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal.


Robin A. Jessis the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate coordinator for The New York Botanical Garden, and former executive director of the American Society of Botanical Artists. In 1990, she was awarded a Distinguished Artist Fellowship by the New Jersey State Council on Arts.

Praise For…


“One of the most comprehensive books on botanical illustrations, this also serves as an introduction to a variety of art mediums.” —Library Journal, starred review

“A spectacular how-to book.... A rose, in short, can be more than a rose.” —Booklist, starred review

“The brand-new standard reference book for botanical art instruction.” —Botanical Art Artists

“Staggering in scope… engrossing even for a reader who appreciates botanical art but is not an artist.” —The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries

“This comprehensive work covers the gamut of techniques… clear, numbered illustrations make projects easy to follow and thoughts on composition, scale and using colour will take students from beginner to expert.” —The English Garden

“This is a hefty tome that also carries with it a considerable weight of authority… however many other books you have, I think it’s fair to say you need this one.” —Art Book Review

“The top botanical art compendium—a justifiable claim.” —Artists Magazine

“There is much to like in this beautiful guide that covers all the media appropriate to botanical illustration.” —The Artist



“One of the most comprehensive books on botanical illustrations, this also serves as an introduction to a variety of art mediums.” —Library Journal, starred review

“A spectacular how-to book.... A rose, in short, can be more than a rose.” —Booklist, starred review

“The brand-new standard reference book for botanical art instruction.” —Botanical Art Artists

“Staggering in scope… engrossing even for a reader who appreciates botanical art but is not an artist.” —The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries

“This comprehensive work covers the gamut of techniques… clear, numbered illustrations make projects easy to follow and thoughts on composition, scale and using colour will take students from beginner to expert.” —The English Garden

“This is a hefty tome that also carries with it a considerable weight of authority… however many other books you have, I think it’s fair to say you need this one.” —Art Book Review

“The top botanical art compendium—a justifiable claim.” —Artists Magazine

“There is much to like in this beautiful guide that covers all the media appropriate to botanical illustration.” —The Artist



Product Details
ISBN: 9781604697902
ISBN-10: 1604697903
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2020
Pages: 416
Language: English

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