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Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils
Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils

Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils


176 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $53.95)

Publication Date: November 2016

ISBN 9781785001598

Rights: US, CA & MX

Crowood Press (Nov 2016)

Price: $39.95


A practical guide to the drawing techniques involved in creating stunning illustrations of plants using graphite and colored pencils

Drawing with graphite and colored pencils enables the artist to capture every detail of a plant, and to enjoy, study, and celebrate their wonderful forms. Whether the illustration is a striking monotone or vibrant with color, pencils give you absolute precision. The book, written and illustrated by an award-winning botanical artist, introduces and explains the drawing skills behind the art. Each chapter concentrates on a different aspect of the plant, working upwards from the root system to include the stem, leaves, flowers, and fruit. Fungi have also been included due to their close association with plants. With tips and advice throughout, the techniques are supported by step-by-step projects, clear exercises, and more than 300 color illustrations.

Author Biography

Sue Vize is an experienced artist and tutor of botanical illustration. Her work is held by RHS Lindley Library, Nottingham University Plant Sciences Division, and Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pennsylvania. Sue is a member of both the English and American Societies of Botanical Artists.