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Drawing and Painting the Seashore

Handbook / Manual

By: Agathe Ravet-Haevermans (Author)

96 pages, 250 illustrations

A & C Black

Paperback | Jul 2013 | #219542 | ISBN-13: 9781408184004
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NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€20 approx

About this book

The perfect guide for nature lovers who want to draw and paint with watercolours, Drawing and Painting the Seashore begins with a brief history of seaside scenes in art, a guide to the materials required and the basics of drawing. This is followed by step-by-step, illustrated instructions on how to draw plants, seashells, marine birds, fish, and a range of seaside landscapes, from sand dunes to shingles. The author explains how to paint tricky elements such as reflections on the water or the mother-of-pearl in a seashell with clear, labelled diagrams. Beautifully illustrated, Drawing and Painting the Seashore will delight any artist who loves the seaside.


Contents

Preface
Brief history
Materials

LEARN TO DRAW AND PAINT
Basic shapes
Volume, shade and light
Quick observational sketches of plants
Quick observational sketches of invertebrates and crustaceans
Quick observational sketches of birds

MINERALS AND PLANTS
Pebbles
Rocks
Seaweed
Marram grass
Glasswort
Sea holly
Driftwood

FAUNA
Cuttlefish
Sea urchin shell
Mother-of-pearl
Smooth bivalves: tellins and mussels
Barnacles
Razor shell
Cockles
The great scallop
Oysters
Cowries
Limpets
Tusk shells and worms
Spiral-shaped gastropods
Tritons
Cone snails
Round shapes
Spondylus
Pacific barnacles
Hermit crab (terrestrial and aquatic)
Crabs
Oystercatcher
Avocet
Black-headed gull
Herring gull
Cormorant

COLLECTIONS
Corals
Unusual finds and seahorses
Scallops, European and tropical
Starfish, European and tropical
Tropical sea urchins
The foreshore
Shells from warm seas

Presentation
Bibliography


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Biography

Agathe Haevermans is a botanical illustrator for the Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle and she also teaches botanical drawing for adults. She is also the author of Botanical Drawing and Drawing Nature.

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