Many artists’ favourite drawing location seems to be outdoors. Drawing in graphite pencil continues to be one of the most favoured art forms. This new addition to the Drawing Made Easy series allows aspiring artists-who may have never before picked up a pencil-discover the secrets to this accessible, versatile medium. With easy-to-understand information on tools and materials, basic strokes, and shading techniques, this 64-page book covers everything beginning artists need to start creating impressive works of botanical art. From dissecting the anatomy of a flower to sharing techniques for creating a variety of floral textures-such as soft, velvety petals and spiky thorns and leaves-Flowers & Botanicals offers budding artists an in-depth look into the art of drawing beautiful flowers and floral scenes.
This book is a “must-have” for the Plein air landscape artist!
With easy-to-understand information on tools and materials, basic strokes, and shading techniques, this artist’s guide covers everything artists need to start creating impressive works of botanical art.
More about the author:
Artist-Author Diane Cardaci was classically trained at the Art Students League of New York City, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been published by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as well as by major textbook companies such as Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Cardaci was also the director of her art school, the Academy of Classical Art, in West Palm Beach, Florida, for four years. Cardaci lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and she spends her summers in Umbria in central Italy, where she furthers her studies of the Old Masters.
Format: Paperback, 64 pages