The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration: An artist's guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna, and botanical scenes from nature

Author(s): Mindy Lighthipe

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Draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic birds and botanicals with The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration. Take a sketch and transform it into fine art!

The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork. Author Mindy Lighthipe, an expert botanical artist, educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels.

This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing, and it's loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning tounderstand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time!

To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art.

$27.99(AUD)

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Artist Mindy Lighthipe is passionate about getting out into the natural world and discovering the beauty in every rock, stream, and forest. Using a variety of techniques to create her bold imagery, Mindy paints in watercolour, gouache, coloured pencil, and pastel. She is certified in botanical illustration by the New York Botanical Garden and has taught classes in botanical art and natural science illustration.

General Fields

  • : 9781633223783
  • : Quarto Publishing Group USA
  • : Walter Foster Jr
  • : October 2017
  • : 296mm X 222mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 144
  • : 550
  • : Mindy Lighthipe
  • : Paperback
  • : 1117
  • : English
  • : 743.7