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Botanical Drawing Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils

By Sue Vize

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ISBN: 9781785001598
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 10/06/2016
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 307 colour illustrations

Drawing with graphite and coloured pencils enables the artist to capture every detail of a plant, and to enjoy, study and celebrate their wonderful forms. Whether the illustration is a striking monotone or vibrant with colour, pencils give you absolute precision. The book, written and illustrated by an award-winning botanical artist, introduces and explains the drawing skills behind the art. Each chapter concentrates on a different aspect of the plant, working upwards from the root system to include the stem, leaves, flowers and fruit. Fungi have also been included due to their close association with plants. With tips and advice throughout, the techniques are supported by step-by-step projects, clear exercises and over 300 colour illustrations.


  • Techniques on using graphite and coloured pencils
  • Practical help on lighting, posture and keeping plants fresh
  • Instruction on composition, colour charts and mixing
  • Advice on portraying texture and hairs, and achieving bloom on fruit
  • Simple explanations of botany to aid the artist's understanding
  • Structured by season to include a range of flowers and plants

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Latest Reviews
" This is a book for the serious student, but it is also written for the artist rather than the botanist. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Artist

" As an amateur artist, I prefer to do small sketches and usually just use colour pencils rather than paints. I really like the way the artist has drawn very detailed parts of the flowers and demonstrates how to get all the exact details. "
Review Type: Customer
Posted By: Karen Marks

" Overall this is an excellent publication and one which can be recommended to anyone wanting to explore graphite and coloured pencil techniques. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Institute for Analytical Plant Illustration

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