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Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils

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Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils by Ann Swan
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This beautifully illustrated book is the first practical step-by-step guide to using coloured pencils in botanical painting and is written by Ann Swan, one of the top exponents of the genre. Water-soluble and oil-based coloured pencils are becoming increasingly popular for botanical painting as they are easier to use than traditional watercolour and are more forgiving, yet they produce the same stunning effects. They are especially suitable for the accuracy needed to paint in the botanical style of illustration. In this book Ann Swan gives helpful advice on all aspects of working with coloured pencils, including the techniques you will have to master - underpainting, layering and burnishing. She also demontrates how to mix and build up colour, and how to add those finishing touches that will complete your painting successfully. Several full step-by-step demonstrations are included to show how these techniques are put into practice. The book concludes with a gallery of coloured pencil works by the author, students of botanical painting and other professional botanical painters, providing a wonderful source of reference and inspiration.

Author Biography

By Ann Swan
Release date Australia
March 23rd, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
200 Illustrations, color
Imprint
Collins
Pages
128
Dimensions
226x254x16
ISBN-13
9780007275526
Product ID
3946317

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