Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals

Secrets of Observational Drawing

Valerie Baines


Learn to sketch and paint flowers, from bud to full-blown! 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 expert's suggestions.

Printed on quality uncoated stock and suited for drawing and watercolour, each spread consists 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!


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    255 x 215 mm
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