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Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals - by Valerie Baines (Paperback)

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Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 112

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Techniques

Series Title: Classic Sketchbook

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Book theme: Drawing

Author: Valerie Baines

Language: English

Street Date: January 1, 2017
TCIN: 52114948
UPC: 9781631591396
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-6816
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Learn to master the art of drawing and flowers from artists of the 19th century in Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals.



Book Synopsis



Learn to draw beautiful flowers from the old masters with some help from Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals. Improve your skills by learning techniques on one page, and practicing on the next page.

Imagine learning to draw roses with Redoute, or tulips with Pieter Brugel. Imagine learning the secrets that made their flower paintings stand out in their eras and still stand out today. Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals is an art book that shows you how to create flowers that will stand the test of time by taking a close look at the details of great floral paintings, and then coaching you through the techniques.

Each spread in this unique book is made up of two hard working components: The left-hand page features a close-up illustration from a noted 19th century and earlier artist, and the right-hand page, made from quality, uncoated stock, is for drawing. There are also coaching tips, observations, and a demonstrative sketch on each page.

As you progress through the book, you'll get to try a variety of artists' styles, and see how to apply them to your own personal style. Don't wait to get started! By learning from the masters, you'll become a master yourself.



Review Quotes




"should appeal to the more experienced artist who wants to do their own thinking without being led by the hand at every stage"--Henry Malt, Artbookreview.net



About the Author



Valerie Baines is a founding member and past vice president of Britain's Society of Botanical Artists. She has illustrated more than ten books concerned with natural history, including Guernsey Sketchbook, The Naturalist's Garden, The Story of Silk, and Mindful of Butterflies. She has written articles for The Artist magazine on drawing and painting in watercolor and tutors courses on painting at Pashley Manor, Ticehurst, Sussex, and at Juniper Hall Field Centre, Dorking, Surrey, where there is a butterfly garden. Valerie Baines resides in East Sussex, in England. Visit her at www.valeriebaines.com

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