Independent Publishers Group Logo

Sign up today...
for featured pop culture and science reads, books for kids and teens,special offers, bestsellers, and more, in your inbox!

Select topics of interest:
Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration
Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration

Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration


160 Pages, 8.75 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $37.95 (US $37.95) (CA $50.95)

Publication Date: October 2018

ISBN 9781785004193

Rights: US & CA

Crowood Press (Oct 2018)

Price: $37.95


With a strong emphasis on understanding the natural word, this lovely guide shows scientific illustrators how to recreate the natural world

Botanical and scientific illustration share many common themes—the meticulous observation, the crucial composition, the precision of rendering, and the accuracy of color are all intrinsic to this niche genre of art. In this beautiful book, Sarah Jane Humphrey explains the techniques of the botanical artist, but also introduces ideas for scientific illustration, so that the illustrator has a fuller understanding when rendering the natural world. Detailed instruction on all aspects of illustration is given, from application and materials to research and field trips. There is practical advice on using monochrome and color theory to bring your illustration to life. Illustrated with more than 200 of the author's exquisite illustrations, it is an invaluable companion for both beginners and experienced artists, as well as a source of inspiration and joy.

Author Biography

Sarah Jane Humphrey is a botanical and scientific illustrator. Her work has been commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society, the Royal College of Physicians, and the Eden Project.