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Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration

By Sarah Jane Humphrey

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ISBN: 9781785004193
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 30/05/2018
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 429 colour illustrations

Botanical and scientific illustration share many common themes - the meticulous observation, the crucial composition, the precision of rendering and the accuracy of colour are all intrinsic to this niche genre of art. In this beautiful book, Sarah Jane Humphrey explains the techniques of the botanical artist but also introduces ideas for scientific illustration, so that the illustrator has a fuller understanding when rendering the natural world. Detailed instruction on all aspects of illustration is given, from application and materials to research and field trips. There is practical advice on using monochrome and colour theory to bring your illustration to life. Illustrated with over 200 of the author's exquisite illustrations, it is an invaluable companion for both beginners and experienced artists, as well as a source of inspiration and joy.


  • Emphasis on understanding the natural world, studying and appreciating its beauty in order to draw it accurately
  • Detailed instruction on all aspects of illustration, from application and materials to research and field trips
  • Practical advice on using monochrome and colour theory to bring your illustration to life
  • Introduction to the principles of composition and the Fibonacci sequence
  • Visual tutorials follow the process and describe the techniques of the illustrator
  • Professional tips on how to record, frame, store and promote your artwork

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