Combining the talents of two renowned artists, Margaret Eggleton and Denis John-Naylor, this is a detailed, comprehensive guide to drawing trees and flowers. Artists of all skill levels will find much to inspire them, as well as expert instruction on a huge range of topics. You will be guided through a variety of drawing tools and paper surfaces, and the easy-to-follow basic drawing stages will give you the confidence to tackle more advanced techniques. Individual trees and flowers are explored, as well as trees and flowers in a landscape setting, and there are studies on mixed flower collections, dried flowers and flowers in containers. There are detailed studies of leaves, branches and petals, and 19 wonderful step-by-step projects, each culminating in a beautiful drawing you'll be proud of. Suitable for beginners wanting to build up their confidence as well as more seasoned artists seeking inspiration, Drawing Trees & Flowers is a must-have for anyone who wants to draw trees and flowers in a variety of media.
This is a compilation of material previously published in the highly successful Drawing Masterclass series: Flowers and Trees.
What you need 8
Basic techniques 18
Using photographs 44
Oak in Spring Step by step 60
Conifer Step by step 64
Weeping Willow Step by step 70
Horse Chestnut Step by step 76
Trees up close 82
Trees in the landscape 102
Lombardy Bole & Foliage Step by step 108
Beech Trunk in a Landscape Step by step 116
Winter Oak in Snow Step by step 126
Flowers up close 136
Gladioli Step by step 142
Hollyhocks Step by step 146
Penstemon Step by step 150
Stargazer Lilies Step by step 154
Sunflowers Step by step 158
Tulips & Clematis Step by step 166
Strelizia & Dipladenia Step by step 170
Passion Flower & Hibiscus Step by step 174
Apple Blossom Step by step 180
Dried flowers 182
Dried Tulips Step by step 186
Flowers in containers 188
Glass of Nasturtiums Step by step 192
Flowers in the landscape 196
Rhododendron Landscape Step by step 200
Margaret Eggleton has been drawing and painting almost all her life and now enjoys working in various media. All her artwork has a strong emphasis on drawing. She was a school teacher for many years and now teaches adult classes. She has exhibited locally in Surrey and in London for more than 20 years. She is a member of the Society of Women Artists, the Society of Botanical Artists, and the Society of Graphic Fine Art (The Drawing Society), of which she is a council member. Margaret Eggleton lives in Surrey, UK.
Denis John-Naylor studied natural history illustration at Bournemouth College of Art and wildlife painting, printmaking and life drawing at Swansea Institute. Denis also studied life drawing and painting privately under some well-known contemporary artists. In recent years he has won awards for portrait and plein-air painting. Over the years, he has contributed numerous articles to the Leisure Painter magazine on pencil drawing and acrylic painting. Hobbies include reading biographies and listening to music. Denis lives in Hornchurch, Essex.
"Drawing Trees & Flowers by Leisure Painter contributors Mary Eggleton and Denis John-Naylor brings together material previously published in the popular Drawing Masterclass series, Flowers and Trees. Aimed at all levels, from beginners to more experienced artists, this is a comprehensive drawing guide by respected tutors. Information on drawing tools, paper surfaces and basic techniques are followed by detailed advice on how to tackle individual trees and flowers as well as subjects in situ – using photographs and tips on sketching. Nineteen step-by-step projects in a variety of media will allow you to work at your own pave to create beautiful finished drawings."
– Leisure Painter, December 2020