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Classic Sketchbook : Botanicals : Secrets of Observational Drawing

written by Valerie Baines

Rockport | ISBN 9781631591396

Paperback – 112 pages

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Learn to master the art of drawing and flowers from artists of the 19th century in Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals.

Learn to sketch and paint flowers, from bud to full-blown!

Imagine learning to draw roses with Redoute, or tulips with Pieter Brugel. Imagine learning the secrets that made their flower paintings stand out in their eras and still stand out today. Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals is a draw-in book that shows you how by taking a close look at the details of great floral paintings and coaching readers to try the techniques with the help of an expert's suggestions. Printed on quality uncoated stock and suited for drawing and watercolor, each spread will consist of two working parts.

The left-hand page is for study, featuring a close-up for a drawing or painting by a noted artist from the 19th century or earlier. The right-hand page is for drawing, with only a small box for the expert's brief coaching tips, observations, and a demonstrative sketch. While progressing through the book and trying the different artist styles, you'll gain observational confidence and techniques to apply your own drawing and painting. In learning from the masters, you'll become a master yourself!

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