The Art of Drawing Flowers

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Complete, step-by-step instructions for drawing a range of flowers, from a tulip to a hibiscus and much more

Inside this beautiful, comprehensive book, accomplished artist William F. Powell shows readers how to re-create floral beauties ranging from closed buds to fully blossomed perennials. In-depth information on tools and materials and a thorough demonstration of different types of shading techniques will give the reader a firm grounding in the basics. Then artists will find...

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Overview


Complete, step-by-step instructions for drawing a range of flowers, from a tulip to a hibiscus and much more

Inside this beautiful, comprehensive book, accomplished artist William F. Powell shows readers how to re-create floral beauties ranging from closed buds to fully blossomed perennials. In-depth information on tools and materials and a thorough demonstration of different types of shading techniques will give the reader a firm grounding in the basics. Then artists will find helpful examples of pleasing compositions and floral arrangements, as well as demonstrations on using basic shapes to draw lifelike flowers. From the everyday to the exotic, these floral renderings-presented in easy-to-follow steps-are sure to inspire every aspiring artist.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781600580383
  • Publisher: Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: Art of Drawing Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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William F. Powell is an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His experience as an art instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel-with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. Additionally, Bill conducts painting workshops and produces instructional videos that employ unique methods of in-depth presentation and demonstration. Bill holds awards for his technical art, which has been used for major projects, such as space programs and environmental studies. He lives in Temecula, CA.
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Table of Contents


Getting Started     2
Shading Techniques     3
Pictorial Compositions     4
Flower Arrangements     5
Basic Flower Shapes     6
Tulips     7
Magnolia/Dogwood     8
Regal Lily     9
Daffodil     10
Carnation     11
English Wallflower/Begonia     12
Poppy/Pansy     13
Dendrobium     14
Primrose     16
Hibiscus     17
Fuchsia     18
Peony     19
Foxglove     20
Columbine     21
Hybrid Tea Rose     22
Floribunda Rose     23
Thistle     24
Bleeding Heart     25
Chrysanthemums     26
Asters     28
Gladiolus     29
Bearded Iris     30
Walter Foster's Art of Drawing Series     32
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