Botanical Art Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide to Watercolor, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Vellum, Pen and Ink, Egg Tempera, Oils, Printmaking, and More

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The ultimate how-to guide to the essential botanical art techniques from the people who know it best, the American Society of Botanical Artists. Botanical Art Techniques is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide to one of the most delicate art forms. From the experts at the American Society of Botanical Artists, this essential reference features how-to tutorials for all the major techniques: pen and ink, watercolour, coloured pencil, egg tempera, oil, acrylic, gouache, silverpoint, and etching. The tutorials move from basic and introductory to advanced, so the reader can build on their skills as they progress. Additional information includes a detailed overview of the necessary materials, basic information about the principles of composition, and advice on how to develop a personal style. Filled with 900 photographs, Botanical Art Techniques is a must-have for creative people everywhere. AUTHOR: The mission of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) is to provide a thriving, interactive community dedicated to perpetuating the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art. SELLING POINTS: • This comprehensive guide includes step-by-step tutorials on every major technique: graphite, ink, watercolour, coloured pencil, egg tempera, oil, acrylic, gouache, silverpoint, and etching. The competitive titles focus on a single technique. • Packed with 900 illustrations, this is a beautiful book. In addition to step-by-step photography, it features finished art by the best contemporary botanical artists. 1043 color photographs, 17 illustrations