Monday, 11 May 2009

Book Review: Botanical Illustration

Title: Botanical Illustration

An In-depth Book Review of this book was first published here on 13th April 2010. The complete text has now been moved to my new website - see Book Review: Botanical Illustration on Botanical Art and Artists 

Synopsis: A manual for those who like their botanical illustration with a strong botanical and practical slant. It includes
  • an introduction to basic botany;
  • preparation of plant material for drawing;
  • use of different media for botanical illustration (pencil, watercolour, coloured pencil and pen and ink).
An excellent manual for anybody who wants to learn more about botanical illustration with a strong botanical perspective. Rated an average of:
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars by 20 customers on
  • 5 out of 5 stars by 4 customers on
This book differentiates itself by focusing on botany. It's very detailed and practical and consequently very helpful. It provides lots of detailed facts, useful information, tips and techniques - doubtless derived from the author's many years of teaching botanical illustration and developing a diploma

Author - Valerie Oxley
​Paperback; 280x220 mm; 192 pages; 216 colour illustrations.
​Publisher: Crowood Press
Publication date: September 2008

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