Illustration Studio: Inking Florals is the ultimate guide to drawing popular botanicals with ink and then adding watercolour on top for a contemporary, dynamic illustration.
Illustration Studio: Inking Florals features inking and watercolour tips and techniques, drawing basics, an overview of plant and flower structures, and step-by-step inking projects for a well-rounded, engaging introduction to multimedia botanical art geared toward artists of all skill levels. You will love learning to work with ink, pencil, and watercolour as you create your own favourite plants and flowers. Step-by-step projects feature popular plants and flowers from ferns and grasses to poppies, lavender, peonies, snapdragons, and more for a wide variety of well-loved plants that many of us have in our own gardens and/or see while out and about. The Illustration Studio series features interactive exercises, creative prompts, and step-by-step exercises to educate and excite beginning and aspiring artists working in a variety of media and techniques, from manga and anime to illustration done in ink.
Illustration Studio: Inking Florals opens with an introduction to plant structure. Essential tools and materials are covered as well, and then you can learn all about drawing basics, ink shading tips, and watercolour techniques so that you have some basic knowledge before getting started on the more than 15 step-by-step drawing projects that round out the book. The final project is a bouquet that incorporates all of the instructions and tips that you have learned throughout the book. Each project in the book makes a beautiful keepsake item or gift for a loved one. With Illustration Studio: Inking Florals, you can learn to draw, ink, and add colour to all your favourite botanicals!
Colorado-based Isa Down is a self-taught artist, an art teacher, and the owner of Poppy & Gray Co., where she sells her own botanical art and prints as home decor. Isa works with ink and watercolour to create modern, whimsical botanicals. She also writes for HuffPost, Today's Parent, Parents.com, and others. Learn more at www.poppyandgrayco.com.