A Step-by-Step Guide to Botanical Drawing & Painting


Bring the glory of the outdoors into your home with colorful, stylish, frame-worthy paintings!

In this lushly illustrated book, master painter and art teacher Hidenari Kobayashi provides step-by-step instructions to show you how to create attractive drawings and paintings in the popular French botanical style. He details all the tools and materials needed, describes the techniques you'll use, and walks you through the creative process of drawing and painting 18 different botanical subjects.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Botanical Drawing & Painting provides everything you need to learn this charming style of artistic expression—from first sketch to final brushstroke!

Detailed step-by-step lessons show you how to draw and paint a wide variety of subjects, including:
Lovely flowers, such as velvety roses, satiny tulips, frilly hydrangeas, exotic lilies and festive wildflowersFamiliar vegetables, fruits and nuts such as red onions, green peppers, lemons, kumquats and walnutsVarious other interesting botanical subjects, including pine cones, holly leaves and berries, succulents and various types of leaves.