Botanical Art Techniques

A Comprehensive Guide to Watercolor, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Vellum, Pen and Ink, Egg Tempera, Oils, Printmaking, and More


By American Society of Botanical Artists

By Carol Woodin

By Robin A. Jess

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“This comprehensive work covers the gamut of techniques… will take students from beginner to expert.” —The English Garden
This definitive guide is the most thorough how-to available on every major technique of botanical artistry. The experts at the American Society of Botanical Artists offer step-by-step projects that move from introductory to advanced—so any level of artist can build on acquired skills. Helpful tutorials cover watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, vellum, egg tempera, oils, pen and ink, and printmaking. Filled with more than 900 photographs and stunning examples of finished art by the best contemporary botanical artists, Botanical Art Techniques is the authoritative manual on this exquisite art form.

  • “One of the most comprehensive books on botanical illustrations, this also serves as an introduction to a variety of art mediums.” —Library Journal, starred review

    “A spectacular how-to book.... A rose, in short, can be more than a rose.” —Booklist, starred review

    “The brand-new standard reference book for botanical art instruction.” —Botanical Art Artists

    “Staggering in scope… engrossing even for a reader who appreciates botanical art but is not an artist.” —The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries

    “This comprehensive work covers the gamut of techniques… clear, numbered illustrations make projects easy to follow and thoughts on composition, scale and using colour will take students from beginner to expert.” —The English Garden

    “This is a hefty tome that also carries with it a considerable weight of authority… however many other books you have, I think it’s fair to say you need this one.” —Art Book Review

    “The top botanical art compendium—a justifiable claim.” —Artists Magazine

    “There is much to like in this beautiful guide that covers all the media appropriate to botanical illustration.” —The Artist

On Sale
Sep 22, 2020
Page Count
416 pages
Timber Press

American Society of Botanical Artists

About the Author

The mission of the American Society of Botanical Artists is to provide a thriving, interactive community dedicated to perpetuating the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art.

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Carol Woodin

About the Author

Carol Woodin has been a botanical artist for thirty years and is the recipient of the 2018 ASBA James White Service Award, the 1998 ASBA Diane Bouchier Artist Award, the Orchid Digest Medal of Honor, and a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal.

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