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Botanical Illustration: The First Ten Lessons

Handbook / ManualArt / Photobook

By: Valerie C Price (Author)

136 pages, 150 colour illustrations

A & C Black

Paperback | Nov 2012 | #204224 | ISBN-13: 9781408152034
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NHBS Price: £16.99 $21/€20 approx

About this book

This practical introduction to botanical illustration is formed of ten graded lessons, where each teaches you new skills to build upon the last. From mushrooms to orchids to hawthorn berries and leaves; once you've completed these lessons in drawing and painting botanical subjects, you will have all the techniques you need in order to tackle far more complex arrangements. An experienced teacher of botanical illustration, Valerie Price shows even the uninitiated illustrator how to produce accurate and beautiful results, with her step-by-step instructions on how to tackle each individual project. With advice on topics including accurate drawing, measuring and recording your subject, right the way through to preparing a well-composed botanical plate, Botanical Illustration: The First Ten Lessons covers everything you need to know to get ahead in botanical illustration.


Contents

Introduction
Equipment
Composition
Techniques

Lesson One: Accurate Drawing
Lesson Two: Leaf
Lesson Three: Apple
Lesson Four: Mushroom
Lesson Five: Pencil
Lesson Six: Pen and Ink
Lesson Seven: Flower
Lesson Eight: Foliage
Lesson Nine: Hawthorne, Leaves and Berries
Lesson Ten: Botanical Plate

Conclusion
Mounting and Framing
Societies and Exhibitions

Further Reading
Suppliers
Glossary
Index


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Biography

Valerie C. Price is a professional botanical illustrator and teacher. She gained a degree in scientific illustration, and has since worked at Kew Gardens, contributing to their publications and journals. Her work has been published by the Royal Horticultural Society, Collins, Dorling Kindersley and many others. Valerie has exhibited her work on several occasions, including at the Hunt Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, the Kew Gallery, and the Society of Botanical Illustrators.

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