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Drawing Trees & Flowers

Margaret Eggleton Denis John-Naylor



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Search Press Ltd
22 October 2020
Combining the talents of two renowned artists, Margaret Eggleton and Denis John-Naylor, this is a detailed, comprehensive guide to drawing trees and flowers. Artists of all skill levels will find much to inspire them, as well as expert instruction on a huge range of topics. You will be guided through a variety of drawing tools and paper surfaces, and the easy-to-follow basic drawing stages will give you the confidence to tackle more advanced techniques. Individual trees and flowers are explored, as well as trees and flowers in a landscape setting, and there are studies on mixed flower collections, dried flowers and flowers in containers. There are detailed studies of leaves, branches and petals, and 19 wonderful step-by-step projects, each culminating in a beautiful drawing you'll be proud of. Suitable for beginners wanting to build up their confidence as well as more seasoned artists seeking inspiration, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to draw trees and flowers in a variety of media.

This is a compilation of material previously published in the highly successful Drawing Masterclass series: Flowers and Trees.
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Imprint:   Search Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   858g
ISBN:   9781782218302
ISBN 10:   1782218300
Pages:   208
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction 6 What you need 8 Basic techniques 18 Sketching 38 Using photographs 44 TREES 46 Oak in Spring Step by step 60 Conifer Step by step 64 Weeping Willow Step by step 70 Horse Chestnut Step by step 76 Trees up close 82 Trees in the landscape 102 Lombardy Bole & Foliage Step by step 108 Beech Trunk in a Landscape Step by step 116 Winter Oak in Snow Step by step 126 FLOWERS 134 Flowers up close 136 Gladioli Step by step 142 Hollyhocks Step by step 146 Penstemon Step by step 150 Stargazer Lilies Step by step 154 Sunflowers Step by step 158 Flower arrangements 162 Tulips & Clematis Step by step 166 Strelizia & Dipladenia Step by step 170 Passion Flower & Hibiscus Step by step 174 Blossom 178 Apple Blossom Step by step 180 Dried flowers 182 Dried Tulips Step by step 186 Flowers in containers 188 Glass of Nasturtiums Step by step 192 Flowers in the landscape 196 Rhododendron Landscape Step by step 200 Index 206

Margaret Eggleton has been drawing and painting almost all her life and now enjoys working in various media. All her art work has a strong emphasis on drawing. She was a school teacher for many years and now teaches adult classes. She has exhibited locally in Surrey and in London for more than twenty years. She is a member of the Society of Women Artists, the Society of Botanical Artists, and the Society of Graphic Fine Art (The Drawing Society), of which she is a council member. Visit her website Denis John-Naylor studied natural history illustration at Bournemouth College of Art and wildlife painting, printmaking and life drawing at Swansea Institute. Denis also studied life drawing and painting privately under some well-known contemporary artists. In recent years he has won awards for portrait and plein-air painting. Over the years, he has contributed numerous articles to the Leisure Painter magazine on pencil drawing and acrylic painting. Hobbies include reading biographies and listening to music. Denis lives in Hornchurch, Essex.

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Drawing Trees & Flowers by Leisure Painter contributors Mary Eggleton and Denis John-Naylor brings together material previously published in the popular Drawing Masterclass series, Flowers and Trees. Aimed at all levels, from beginners to more experienced artists, this is a comprehensive drawing guide by respected tutors. Information on drawing tools, paper surfaces and basic techniques are followed by detailed advice on how to tackle individual trees and flowers as well as subjects in situ - using photographs and tips on sketching. Nineteen step-by-step projects in a variety of media will allow you to work at your own pave to create beautiful finished drawings. * Leisure Painter - December 2020 *

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