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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 02 January 2013
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844488766
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 216x292 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $39.99
  • Series: How to Draw
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How to Draw: Flowers & Trees


in simple steps by Denis Naylor & Janet Whittle

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Book Description

Whatever their skill level, artists will love the easy approach to flower and tree drawing in this extremely good value book. It contains a wonderful selection of flowers and trees and each drawing begins with amazingly simple shapes that can then be built up to create beautiful finished pictures. Helpful two colour instruction guarantees good results and the simplicity of the teaching method makes the learning process fun and effective. Observation is an important part of the drawing process, and this book is a wonderful resource for anyone wanting to understand the structure of flowers and trees, and all those who are keen to develop their confidence and techniques. Artists will discover much to excite and inspire them with this inspirational guide.

An excellent starter book for beginner artists
Realistic results can be achieved easily
Step-by-step sequences show each stage building up to finished images

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An excellent starter book for beginner artists
Realistic results can be achieved easily
Step-by-step sequences show each stage building up to finished images

About the Author

About Denis Naylor

Denis John-Naylor studied Natural History Illustration at Bournemouth College of Art and Wildlife Painting at Swansea Institute. He is a self-employed consultant and a part-time teacher of watercolour, pencil, acrylic and oil painting in adult education. His hobbies include plein air painting, reading biographies and listening to music. 

About Janet Whittle

Janet Whittle is a professional artist and qualified teacher who specializes 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 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. Visit her website


June 13

This is a compendium of five other books in this series, namely those on flowers, garden flowers, exotic flowers, wild flowers and trees. If you already have these titles this is not a new book, but if you dont. this is an excellent way of getting them all at once. This series of books shows you how, in about eight stages, to draw something. Starting with the simplest shapes, with each new stage more is added to the drawing in a different color, so you can see where you have been and what you need to do next. The final two pictures show the image shaded in with pencil and then painted in color. The first six steps are ideal for total beginners at drawing, but it is not always easy to work out how to get from a line drawing to something that has the look of the work of a good artist. The same goes for the painted image: you need to know how to paint. They are, however, excellent for the artist who already knows about the basics of drawing but is used to tackling other subjects. The information in here is all they would need to start on a new range of pictures. Unlike many other Search Press series, there are few words in here, just the introductions to each section and an index of images so you know what you are drawing. Perhaps the best one for a genuine beginner is the book on trees, as the final line drawing shows where the shading goes, and all the more difficult areas have been done by this stage.

Karen Platt

Jan 13

Over 130 step by step drawings should help you improve your drawing skills. This book breaks flowers down into simple steps to help you create the shape. Each flower is shown in eight simple steps. There is no text in this book, just line drawings and colour illustrations. This book has been compiled from five previously published books, so check that you do not already have the material by these authors. It is useful to beginners only.

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