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I had bought this book particularly for watercolours however as there is a little bit on each different medium, I found this also to be a great bonus! A lot of really great tips and very helpful sections explaining colour mixing, techniques and composition etc. This book is really informative and has some great little exercises to follow which you can apply to your own paintings as opposed to completing long, detailed tutorials, so I really prefer.. A lot of books can sometimes be either a gallery of the artist’s work or very long reading on each topic, but this book explains everything very clearly and concisely and has beautiful illustrations to explain. One of my favourite books so far!
OMG this is a must have book for everyone!! This book is illustrated so beautifully and detailed and packed full of very helpful tips and information. At first I was a little hesitant because it was more expensive than I really wanted to pay, HOWEVER, I am so thankful I did buy It! It sits on my desk every day for inspiration even when I'm not using it. Gorgeous book!!!
A good book especially for anyone new to botanical watercolour painting. The emphasis seems to be on the preliminary steps with regard to washes and effects, the all important stages. I would recommend this book and particularly the online version.
I use the exercises both on digital and physical work. Great way to learn to draw and paint in hyper realist style, which for me trains my eye and hand for my more imaginative work. Only critique; I with there was more step by step work, but I am a glutton for it :))
Had preordered this book: Drawing and Painting Botanicals for Artists by Karen Kluglein. Received it promptly when it came out and went through it quickly as my expectations were really high... It did not disappoint! Lovely book, well explained, wonderful art! Couldn’t be happier! Now, all I have to do is go through it again slowly and practice what I learn!
So excited this beautiful arrived so quickly afted just being released. I would have reviewed it right away but wanted to take my time going over all the pages. I can't wait to actually read it all and get painting. I love how much information is in this book. Thank you Karen writing this amazing book!
Honestly I’m a little disappointed. There are so many gorgeous pieces displayed in the book that do not come with step by steps or instructions. It’s beautiful to look through but not exactly helpful to the aspiring artist :(