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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 August 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218302
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: £14.99

Drawing Trees & Flowers

£14.99

by Margaret Eggleton & Denis John-Naylor

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Book Description

A detailed, comprehensive guide to drawing trees and flowers which will inspire, instruct and give you the confidence to tackle more advanced techniques.

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.

Table of Contents

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 landscape102
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
SunflowersStep by step 158
Flower arrangements162
Tulips & ClematisStep by step 166
Strelizia & Dipladenia Step by step 170
Passion Flower & HibiscusStep by step 174
Blossom178
Apple BlossomStep by step 180
Dried flowers182
Dried TulipsStep by step 186
Flowers in containers188
Glass of NasturtiumsStep by step 192
Flowers in the landscape196
Rhododendron LandscapeStep by step 200
Index206

About the Author

About Margaret Eggleton

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 Soceity of Graphic Fine Art (The Drawing Society), of which she is a council member. Visit her website www.margareteggleton.co.uk.

About Denis John-Naylor

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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