Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration

Mindy Lighthipe


The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, colour and texture to render beautiful, realistic and vibrant botanical artwork! You will learn 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 is loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see 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.

To bring it all together, the book includes step-by-step demonstrations to practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colourful pieces of fine art.


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    290 x 220mm
  • Publisher
    Walter Foster
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