Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals

Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals by Valerie Baines

Secrets of Observational Drawing

Format: Paperback / softback, 112 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591396
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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 exper'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!

Valerie Baines has drawn and painted as long as she can remember and has always had an interest in the wild-life around her. As a school-child she reared butterflies (especially cabbage whites, because she didn't like cabbage) and kept various pets, who were models for drawings and paintings. She now lives in Sussex, and finds much inspiration in the countryside around.

Format: Paperback / softback, 112 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591396
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in / 215.9 mm x 254 mm
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Introduction                                       
Tools, Materials, and Tips                 
Sketchbook Opener                           
Crocus                                                
Pussy Willow                                     
Spring Flowers                                               
Narcissus                                            
Primula                                                           
Lily of the Valley                               
Violets                                                
Still Life with Flowers and Strawberries                                                                   
Striped Tulip                                      
Three Tulips                                       
Still Life with Tulip, Melon, and Flowers     
Three “Broken” Tulips                                                                                   
Hyacinth                                            
Strawberry                                         
Apple Blossom                                               
Iris                                                      
Bearded Iris                                       
Hydrangea                                         
Summer Flower Studies                                
Poppy: Pavot                                      
Poppy                                                 
Anemones                                          
Belladonna Lily                                                         
Lily                                                     
Agapanthus                                        
Rosa Gallica                                       
Branch of Roses                                             
Still Life with Roses                          
Pink Rose with Buds
Bengal Rose                                       
Eglantera Rose                                               
Old-Fashioned Roses                         
Yellow Rose                                                                          
Dandelion                                          
Peony and Double Poppy                                          
Peony                                                 
Cape Blue Water Lily                                    
Water Lily                                          
Morning Glory                                               
Peach                                                  
Chrysanthemums
Yellow Chrysanthemums                               
Autumn Leaves                                              
Oak Leaves and Acorns                                 
Apple                                                 
Stone Pinecone
Eastern Pinecone                                                                                
European Holly                                                          
About the Artist