An Introduction to Drawing Flowers: Form, Technique, Colour, Light, Composition by Margaret Stevens soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Edison: Chartwell Books, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Colour drawings; Diagrams; Glossary;
From the cover: Flowers have been drawn and painted for centuries, from early Egyptian tomb paintings to the ornate botanical art of the 18th and 19th centuries. For todays artist they are a challenging and rewarding subject and their delicate colours and forms are well suited to the drawing media.
Whether you want to portray a dramatic floral display or concentrate on a single flower head, An Introduction to Drawing Flowers provides a thorough grounding in the skills you will need. The initial chapters concentrate on the importance of observing and understanding the shapes and structures of plants and how they are affected by perspective. Further chapters cover composition and using a sketchbook, and explore suitable media such as pastel, ink, pencil and mixed media. The text is accompanied by finished drawings and step-by-step demonstrations.
An Introduction to Drawing Flowers is an invaluable book, full of practical advice on how to improve your technique. It clearly explains the principles behind drawing flowers and also suggests ways in which artists can expand and develop their skills.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and onto the very margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Index. 11¼” x 8¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Art Learning To catalogue?