Products in Drawing and Painting Nature
|Abstraction in Art and Nature |
by Nathan Cabot Hale
Stimulating, thought-provoking guide to finding rich sources of creative abstraction in lines of growth and structure, water and liquid forms, weather patterns, earth colors, many other natural elements. Over 370 photographs and other illustrations.
|Art Forms in Nature |
by Ernst Haeckel
Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Tubulariidae, Siphonophora, Semaeostomeae, star corals, starfishes, much more. All images in black and white.
|Artistic Plants and Flowers |
by M. P. Verneuil
This splendid visual encyclopedia features 120 rare botanical illustrations. Each specimen appears in side-by-side contrasts of color and black-and-white renderings by Mucha, Méheut, and other distinguished artists. Captions identify each image.
|Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting |
by John F. Carlson
The whys and hows of the various aspects of landscape painting: angles and consequent values, perspective, painting of trees, more. 34 black-and-white reproductions of paintings by Carlson. 58 explanatory diagrams.
|Drawing Flowers |
by Victor Perard
A distinguished artist plants seeds of inspiration with this guide. Dozens of black-and-white illustrations are accompanied by text that offers background on the blossoms' origins, colors, and symbolism.
|Drawing and Painting Trees |
by Adrian Hill
This classic guide by noted British painter Adrian Hill starts with a brief history of tree painting and advances to general principles, color choices, and techniques. Its 150 illustrations include 7 in full color.
|Illustrating Nature: How to Paint and Draw Plants and Animals |
by Dorothea Barlowe, Sy Barlowe
A pair of professional artists offers valuable suggestions for realistic portrayals of flowers, animals, and other natural subjects. Detailed, step-by-step demonstrations use watercolors, oils, pencil, and other media. Over 400 illustrations.
|Landscape Drawing in Pencil |
by Frank M. Rines
Concise and beautifully illustrated, this guide covers the basics of holding the pencil, applying different strokes, shading, perspective, and the rendering of different materials, as well as composition and drawing from nature. 36 illustrations.
|Painting Surf and Sea |
by Harry R. Ballinger
Profusely illustrated and easy to follow, this book combines basics of composition and color mixing with simple methods for painting ocean waves and shores. 12 color and 85 black-and-white illustrations.
|Sketching Outdoors |
by Leonard Richmond
This guide offers beginners step-by-step demonstrations of how to depict clouds, trees, buildings, and other outdoor sights. Explanations of a variety of techniques include shading and constructional drawing.
|Skies and the Artist: How to Draw Clouds and Sunsets |
by Eric Sloane
Sloane's "talk on clouds" describes different types of "cloudscapes" and offers homespun techniques that help add texture and realism to cloud illustrations. 110 black-and-white illustrations.
|Techniques for Painting Seascapes |
by Borlase Smart
Written by a prominent member of Cornwall's St. Ives Society of Artists, this guide discusses composition, color, beach scenes, clouds, moonlight, and much more. More than 70 color and black-and-white illustrations.
|Wildlife Sketching: Pen, Pencil, Crayon and Charcoal |
by Frank J. Lohan
For every artist who longs to capture natural beauty, here is a clear guide to realistic drawings. Its 600 illustrations include birds, animals, flowers, and trees, plus tips and techniques.