Botanical Illustration

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Building on the work of illustrators of the past, ranging from Elizabeth Blackwell, whose drawings helped to release her husband from debtors' prison, through to the exceptional scientific drawings of Beatrix Potter, this book deals with both the practical art and the related botany of the subject. Starting with an introduction to basic botany; this guide next covers preparation of plant material for drawing and the use of pencils, watercolors, colored ...

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Overview

Building on the work of illustrators of the past, ranging from Elizabeth Blackwell, whose drawings helped to release her husband from debtors' prison, through to the exceptional scientific drawings of Beatrix Potter, this book deals with both the practical art and the related botany of the subject. Starting with an introduction to basic botany; this guide next covers preparation of plant material for drawing and the use of pencils, watercolors, colored pencils, and pen and ink; and finishes with

correcting mistakes and finishing touches and suggested topics for further study.

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Oxley, one of the founders of the diploma in botanical illustration at the University of Sheffield, England, presents a meticulous volume for the serious student. Building on the work of past illustrators from Elizabeth Blackwell to Beatrix Potter, she marries the art and science of botany in this highly recommended work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847970510
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,253,064
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Oxley is a freelance tutor who helped develop the first diploma in botanical illustration.

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