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 wildflowers
Familiar vegetables, fruits and nuts such as red onions, green peppers, lemons, kumquats and walnuts
Various other interesting botanical subjects, including pine cones, holly leaves and berries, succulents and various types of leaves
About the Author
Hidenari Kobayashi received his art degree from Tokyo's Wako University. He studied at the Catalunya State Bookbinder Art School in Barcelona, Spain, and he won the Director's Prize from the National Museum of Nature and Science at the 6th Botanical Drawing Contest. In addition to participating in solo and group exhibitions in Japan, Korea, the UK and elsewhere, his work has been featured in the Hunt Botanical Painting International Open Call Exhibition at Carnegie Mellon University. He teaches botanical art courses at colleges and community centers throughout Japan.