- Publisher: Search Press (2022-03-01)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 112 pages
- ISBN-13: 9781800920255
- Item Weight: 562.75 grams
- Dimensions: 11.56 x 8.63 x 0.5 cm
Learn to draw 100 of your favorite blooms in 6 easy steps, starting with simple shapes. For all ages.
Learn how to draw 100 beautiful blooms! From wondering wild flowers like daisies and tulips, garden treasures such as crocuses and gerberas to the exotic Birds of Paradise, irises and magnolias, there is a whole host of blossoms to choose from.
The process for sketching each flower is broken down into 8 easy steps: by drawing a few simple shapes a stage at a time, you can create a gorgeous, realistic bloom in very little time. There are also two shaded-in versions of each flower, one in pencil and the other in paint, to offer you inspiration for adding final touches to your own drawn flower.
This is the perfect book for budding artists of all ages yearning to draw their favorite posies, or the experienced artist looking for a variety of subjects to inspire.
About the Author
Janet Whittle is a professional artist and qualified teacher who specialises in flowers and landscapes in watercolour and pastel. She exhibits regularly at the Westminster Galleries in London, and has also shown her work at the prestigious Mall Galleries and other international venues. Greeting cards bearing her work are widely available in Europe and the US and her prints are sold throughout the world. Janet Whittle has received awards from the major UK art groups, including the Society of Botanical Artists' Founder President's Honour in 1999, and the St. Cuthberts Mill Award for a picture of outstanding quality in 2001. Also in that year she won The Society of Flower Painters' Award for Excellence for their Jersey Exhibition.
Penny Brown trained and worked as a theatre designer for ten years before an increasing love of painting and drawing led her to illustration. She works in watercolour, graphite and most recently, cut paper collage. She has illustrated many books on craft, textiles, design, natural history and gardening. She exhibits her botanical paintings and drawings with The Society of Botanical Artists in London, Frankfurt and Spain. She has won several awards, including the prestigious President’s Prize at the SBA exhibition in 2015. She is also a member of The South West Society of Botanical Artists and opens her studio regularly for Dorset Art Weeks. She looks forward to continuing her parallel careers in botanical art and illustration.