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  • Published: 1 February 2010
  • ISBN: 9781405332279
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $59.99

Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants


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An inspirational guide to drawing plants.
An intimate understanding of botany will help any artist create vibrant and realistic art. Sarah Simblet's masterclass provides you with an awareness and appreciation of plants and flowers and shows how to apply that knowledge to your art.
Covering every type of plant, from the tiniest mosses and lichens to sumptuous flowers and trees, Sarah shows how to evoke their beauty on your canvas or page. Drawing on the rich history of botanic art and combined with Sarah's practical drawing classes, over 350 beautiful illustrations and vivid photographs, provide an in-depth look at roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits and explain how to create life-like drawings.
For anyone wishing to master the art of drawing plants or for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2010
  • ISBN: 9781405332279
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $59.99

About the Author

Sarah Simblet

Sarah's expertise, enthusiasm, and innovative approach to drawing give her books a vitality that appeals to a wide audience. Sarah teaches at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, and at the Royal College of Art in London. She has studied and worked in Oxford, Cheltenham, Heidelberg, and Madrid, and was awarded her PhD by the University of Bristol.
Her drawings are in national and private collections, including the Royal Academy of Art in London and the Ashmolean in Oxford. Sarah is the author of the highly acclaimed Anatomy for the Artist and has had three solo shows of her large-scale work. She has given interviews on BBC Radio 4 and has acted as a consultant for Watchmaker and for Discovery Channel's Art-Science documentaries.
Her latest book, The Drawing Book (DK, 2005) reveals a unique blend of practical teaching, inspirational sketchbooks, and insights into a range of masterpieces.

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