The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration – Walter Foster


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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, colour, 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, coloured pencils, watercolour, gouache, and pastels.

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


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

  • 144 Pages
  • Published 2017


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