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Botanical Illustration.

Author: Valerie Oxley
Publisher: New York : Crowood, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Botanical Illustration is an introduction to the marrying of art and science in the aesthetic and accurate portrayal of plant material. This book builds on the work of illustrators of the past, ranging from Elizabeth Blackwell, whose drawings helped to release her husband from debtors' prison, through to the exceptional scientific drawings of Beatrix Potter. It deals with the practical art and the related botany of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oxley, Valerie.
Botanical Illustration.
New York : Crowood, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Oxley
ISBN: 9781847976611 1847976611
OCLC Number: 862788520
Notes: Reflected Light.
Description: 1 online resource (550 pages)
Contents: BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 THE HISTORY OF BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION; An Early Herbal; Paper Mosaics; Patron of Artists; Linnaeus's Illustrator; Benefits of Printing Technology; Artistic Adventures; Botanist's Assistant; Nature-Printed Images; Beatrix Potter's Bequest; CHAPTER 2 SIMPLE BOTANY OF PLANTS AND FLOWERS; The Plant Kingdom; Plant Structure; The Root; Stem; Leaves; Flowers; Pollination; Insect Pollination; Wind Pollination; Pollination by Birds; Pollination by Bats; Self-Pollination; Fertilization; The Fruit Holds the Seeds; Dry Dehiscent Fruits. Dry Indehiscent FruitsFleshy Fruits; False Fruit or Pseudocarp; The Fibonacci Sequence; CHAPTER 3 MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT; Setting up the Workspace; The Table, Drawing Board and Easel; Magnifiers and Microscopes; Field Hand Lens; Head Magnifiers; Stereo Microscope; Light Box; Equipment for Measuring; Ruler; Dividers; Proportional Dividers; Materials for Drawing; Papers; Pencils; Erasers; Stumps and Tortillions; Indenting Tools; Ruler; Materials for Painting; Paper; Watercolour Paints; Brushes; Mixing Palette; Water Containers; Watercolour Media; Masking Fluid. CHAPTER 4 PREPARATION OF PLANT MATERIALCollection of Plants; Transporting Plant Material; Conditioning of Plant Material for Drawing; Hellebores; Lupins, Dahlias, Hollyhocks, Delphiniums; Oriental Poppies and Species of Euphorbia; Gladioli; Roses; Lilies; Bulbous Plants; Carnations and Pinks; Tulips and Crocuses; Thistles, Mallows, Chrysanthemums; Water Lilies; Wild Flowers; Keeping Plants Fresh as You Draw; Fungi; Understanding Your Plant; Holding Plant Material in Place for Drawing; Jam Jar and Masking Tape; Florist's Pin Holder; Helping Hand; Florist's Foam; Laboratory Retort Stand; Clamps. Revolving StandShallow Dish and Damp Tissue; Preparation of Roots; Positioning Your Plant; Care of Your Plant Between 'Sittings'; CHAPTER 5 OBSERVATION TECHNIQUES; Identification; Flowers from a Florist; Habitat and Position; Natural Growth Habit; Stems; Leaves; Veining Patterns; Flowers; Fruits and Seeds; Seedlings; Roots; CHAPTER 6 STARTING TO DRAW; Warm Up; Preliminary Drawing Exercises; Develop Drawing Skills; Accuracy and Proportion; Drawing Stems and Veins; Drawing Leaves; Drawing Flowers; Drawing Fruits and Seeds; What to Move or Leave Out; Drawing Techniques. Aerial or Atmospheric PerspectiveLinear Perspective; Diagrammatic Line Drawing; CHAPTER 7 DEVELOPING TONAL STUDIES; Equipment; Papers; Pencils; Tonal Techniques; Varying Tone in Line Drawing; Observing Tonal Areas; Creating a Three-Dimensional Study; Cylinders, Spheres and Cones; Using the Full Tonal Range; Shading Techniques; Continuous Tone; Hatch Line Shading; Cross Hatching; Elliptical Shading; Dust Work; Stipple Shading; Solid Tone; Blending and Smudging; Creating Effects with Coarse Sandpaper; Creating Effects with an Indenter; Highlights and Shadows; Gradation of Light; Highlights.

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Introduction to basic botanyPreparation of plant material for drawingUse of pencil, watercolour, coloured pencil and pen and inkSuggested topics for further studyCorrecting mistakes and finishing  Read more...

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