Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

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Kew Book of Botanical Illustration by King, Christabel, 9781800920910
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  • ISBN: 9781800920910 | 1800920911
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/2/2022

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Learn and improve your approach to botanical art from the foremost botanical artist from the Royal Botanica Gardens Kew.
 'This is botanical illustration at the highest level.' - The Artist

Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and preservation, and Christabel King is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains botanical art and illustration, covering materials, collecting plant material, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, and painting from succulents to wildflowers. Now available in paperback, this book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn techniques in botanical art.
Here she shares her passion for depicting plants, both in scientific illustrations and in looser botanical art. This inspiring guide covers everything you need to know from
  • collecting and preserving plant specimens, through magnification,
  • drawing from life and painting leaves, flowers cacti and much more.
  • A chapter on travel drawing gives a flavor of the author's worldwide experience,
  • and there are many of her beautiful plates from the prestigious Curtis's Botanical Magazine.
  • There is a helpful section on suitable subjects for beginners and a glossary of terms, to get you started in the beautiful art of botanical illustration.

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