Drawing Trees & Flowers

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Drawing Trees & Flowers by Margaret Eggleton & Denis John-Naylor offers a detailed and comprehensive guide to drawng trees and flowers. Full of inspiring detail, this book will help you develop the confidence to tackle advanced drawing techniques.

Margaret Eggleton & Denis John-Naylor combine their talents to create this extensive and informative book. It is full to the brim with lots of inspirational detail and expert instruction, regardless of your skill level. The book guides you through topics including drawing tools and paper sufaces, while the projects with simple instructions will help you develop more advanced drawing skills. Individual trees and flowers are covered, as well as those in a landscape settings - there are also studios on flower collections, dried flowers and flowers in vases. 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.

208 page Paperback

216 x 280 mm


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  • 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
  • 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
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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 20 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. Margaret Eggleton lives in Surrey, 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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