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Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants

Author(s): Sarah Simblet


Following the success of Anatomy for the Artist and Sketch Book for the Artist, this latest title from the acclaimed artist Sarah Simblet investigates the extraordinary structure and variety of every type of plant-from mosses and lichens to flowers and trees-and teaches the reader how to draw them.


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Dr Sarah Simblet teaches at the University of Oxford, has drawings in national and private collections, including the Royal Academy of Art, London and Ashmolean, Oxford, and has had three solo shows of her large-scale work. Her broadcasting work includes interviews on BBC Radio 4, acting as a consultant for Watchmaker and for Discovery Channel's Art-Science documentaries, while she has also appeared on BBC3 and Channel 4.

More than 100 specially commissioned photographs and over 350 stunning drawings cover every type of plant from tiny mosses to towering trees Beautiful photographic plant portraits combined with Sarah's unique pen and ink drawings provide plenty of inspiration for both artist and gardener Drawing classes demonstrate how to work in a variety of media and masterclasses examine different approaches in detail, for artists of all abilities as well as for those simply interested in botany Sections dedicated to how artists have portrayed plants through the ages

General Fields

  • : 9781405332279
  • : Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
  • : Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
  • : February 2010
  • : 295mm X 254mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 743.7
  • : 256
  • : 100 photographs; 350 artworks
  • : Sarah Simblet
  • : Hardback
  • : 1