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A Step-by-Step Guide to Botanical Drawing & Painting
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 December 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780804856393
  • Stock: 25 in stock
  • Size: 216x273 mm
  • Illustrations: 800
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £16.99

A Step-by-Step Guide to Botanical Drawing & Painting


Create Realistic Pencil and Watercolor Illustrations of Flowers, Fruits, Plants and by Hidenari Kobayashi (Author)

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Book Description

The art of botanical drawing and painting brings you closer to nature!

In this lushly illustrated book, master painter and art teacher Hidenari Kobayashi provides step-by-step instructions showing you how to create botanical drawings and paintings in the popular French botanical style. He details all the tools and materials needed, describes in detail the techniques you'll use, and walks you through the creative process of drawing and painting 18 different botanical subjects. A Step-by-Step Guide to Botanical Drawing & Painting provides everything you need to learn this charming style of artistic expression--from first sketch to final brushstroke!

Detailed step-by-step lessons show you how to draw and paint a wide variety of subjects, including:

  • Lovely flowers, such as velvety roses, satiny tulips, frilly hydrangeas, exotic lilies and festive wildflowers
  • Familiar vegetables, fruits and nuts such as red onions, green peppers, lemons, kumquats and walnuts
  • Various other interesting botanical subjects, including pine cones, holly leaves and berries, succulents and various types of leaves

About the Author

About Hidenari Kobayashi

Hidenari Kobayashi received his art degree from Tokyo's Wako University. He studied at the Catalunya State Bookbinder Art School in Barcelona, Spain, and he won the Director's Prize from the National Museum of Nature and Science at the 6th Botanical Drawing Contest. In addition to participating in solo and group exhibitions in Japan, Korea, the UK and elsewhere, his work has been featured in the Hunt Botanical Painting International Open Call Exhibition at Carnegie Mellon University. He teaches botanical art courses at colleges and community centres throughout Japan.

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