Drawing and Painting Beautiful Flowers
Discover Techniques for Creating Realistic Florals and Plants in Pencil and Watercolor
by Kyehyun Park
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Pub Date 14 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 21 Jun 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Quarry, Quarry Books
In Drawing and Painting Beautiful Flowers, discover how to draw flowers such as cosmos, hibiscus, canola, lily of the valley, hydrangea, foxglove, and more from various angles, and learn about perspective and shading. Once you have the skills to draw a single flower, learn how to draw groupings and wreaths. Mix in leaves and smaller flowers to create a variety of looks.
Then, learn simple techniques to add luscious watercolor, using shading, blending, and gradient techniques for eye-catching results.
Popular Instagram artist Kyehyun Park shares her secrets for capturing realistic flower, leaf, and plant shapes. Artists of all levels love drawing and painting nature, and with these techniques they’ll confidently render lifelike botanicals in an array of lovely palettes.
The book also includes:
- Ideas and techniques for drawing and painting charming potted plants
- Instructions for drawing and painting smaller flowers, buds, and branches
- Watercolor techniques showing how to expertly blend colors, use brush strokes and brush pressure to create various shapes, and how to use color to shade and highlight
- Warm-up exercises that help develop skills
- Simple methods for understanding perspective and composition, making it effortless to draw flowers from different angles
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 35 members
Such a lovely book, it is both inspirational and instructional.
Full of step by step drawing and painting guides for an array of flowers, broken down in to easy to follow processes that are achievable even by less experienced artists.
A very valuable addition to your reference shelf for both new and more experienced artists.
Thanks to Netgalley and Quarry publishing for an ecopy of the book to review.
Gorgeously painted watercolor flowers make my heart very very glad. So it was a joy for me to leaf through this book and see all the beautifully rendered flowers. Can't wait to pick up my brushes to try out a few of the projects. What I liked most of all is that step by step instructions with pictorials are given for each type of flower in different positions so they aren't all facing you directly. Maybe what is missing is something similar for all the leaves as well, though there are a couple of those.
I've always thought that some things are better taught by video as it can hard to visualize the steps. Though the instructions are very well written, I was glad to find that at least some of the painting processes can be found in the author's Instagram account. I think that is something that should be done for all painting books. So, a big kudos for Ms Park and I hope all painting authors will emulate her.
5 stars from me.
The front cover is beautiful, love the colour of the flown this drawn me to book straight away. Even inside the different watercolours flowers are all pretty and bring colour to the book. There is a lot of information in here which will help you to draw and paint each flowers. Shows you step by step how to draw them and paint them.
Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book.
Just cannot believe how much this book has details and so much information in this amount of pages!
The instructions are given in such a way that even young readers will find it easy to follow. The information is concise and the presentation is perfect.
Giving 5 stars starting from the cover to the contents. Just go for this book. It will become really helpful for art projects and for decorations for any occasion.
Thank you, Quarto Publishing Group - Quarry, for the advance review copy.
Drawing and Painting Beautiful Flowers by Kyehyun Park is an easily understood, informative, concise guide to drawing and painting flowers. It begins with materials you will need. Park doesn’t just list them. She explains what they are (pencil classifications and when each is used), why to choose one over another (different types of watercolor paper and how each absorbs color differently) and how to choose (different types of watercolor paints and palettes from basic minimum to more expensive supplies.) Then the lessons begin. There are suggested drawing exercises and learning shapes. You’ll understand the color wheel, hues, shading, and glazing techniques. Then come the flowers! Although Park’s talent shines in the illustrations, she breaks down each into easy to duplicate steps. This beautiful book is intended for all artists from beginner to advanced. 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley, Quarto Publishing Group – Quarry and Kyehyun Park for this ARC.
This is a great book, and I'd recommend it for anyone wanting to draw and paint flowers and it would be a great recommendation for public or school libraries.
I appreciate how the artist breaks down each flower into basic shapes. It makes drawing and painting less intimidating to replicate. I loved how she includes different angles of flowers, so you can make your own bouquet. I was excited to see the color mixing section of this book. There are great tips for mixing/painting with white paint.
After reading Beautiful Flowers, I jumped into drawing and painting flowers. The instructions are clear, the step-by-step directions are easy to follow. The illustrations are lovely and achievable. I really enjoyed reading and practicing exercises from this book. The artist struck a perfect balance of instruction and having fun!
Thank you, NetGalley and Quarry Books, for providing me with a digital ARC for an honest review.
This book shows very simplified watercolour techniques that I think would be great for those new to this medium. There are lots of sample flower varieties showing stages from beginning drawing to finished piece. Once one has proven these techniques for themselves, I can certainly see how these could lead to more detailed renderings as one progresses along their path. Very clear instructions for each step, and good description of the basic supplies needed to keep building their skills. Thank you too the publisher for providing this advanced copy!
Drawing and Painting Beautiful Flowers emphasizes drawing, which has been helpful in my watercolor practice. I loved that she included multiple angles and tips on adding color. I jumped straight into the drawing and concentrated on the visuals, partly because the graphics are clear and partly because the steps are wordy.
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a great book!
This book has a lot of information on creating flowers and plants. There's information on choosing materials, colors, and how to shade. The book touches on using pencils and watercolors to create pictures of flowers and plants. There's a lot of helpful information on how to plan your picture and carry it out.
Overall a nice find!
A beautiful, very well illustrated book that takes you by the hand and leads you through how to draw and paint.
Some very useful information and the step by step instructions make this accessible to everyone whether they have previous experience or not. By breaking down the flowers into basic shapes first it looks easy to replicate the drawings.
A must have for anyone wanting to draw and paint.
If you know the basics of sketching and watercolor, this book will teach you to paint simple flowers. Public school or extension classes can teach you the basics. This book leads the reader/artist a few steps farther.
It begins with simple exercises to help you familiarize yourself with new (or infrequently used) brushes, and to gain control using color and water mixtures. They are extremely helpful; don't skip past them. In fact, I suggest repeating them until you feel comfortable and familiar with each exercise. (So helpful!)
Next, sketching flowers using proper perspective is covered. How many times have you seen a bouquet of flowers all face forward? Answer: never! These simple diagrams show how to move the face of the flower and maintain good proportions. To these, details are added; and suddenly, a delicate beautiful flower is on the paper!
Along with sketching, the book gives you something amazingly valuable; the ratio of water to paint density (carefully explained and demonstrated), so you can paint your flower to match the example in the book! (It is the single most vital lesson I have been missing in every class I have taken, and book I have read.)
This is the first book that has given me confidence that I can actually succeed. The steps are logical and build upon each other. This is a book that will teach, not frustrate; it will excite and light up the budding artist on your shopping list!
Thanks to Quarto Publishing & Quarry Books, and NetGalley for the preview of this ebook pdf; the review is voluntary.
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Drawing and Painting Beautiful Flowers is a step by step instruction book that will enable artists of all levels to create a wide variety of flowers and greenery using watercolour to enhance the beautiful effects. The flowers are presented from a variety of angles allowing you to build up your own bouquets and wreaths. They are created using simple shapes and lessons on perspective and shading are included. The book itself is bursting with inspirational illustrations and will have you eager to dig out your paint set and have a go.
Thank you NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for the opportunity to read and give an honest review of this book.
Beautiful Flowers is a great book for the beginner interested in the watercolor painting of flowers of all types. The book gives a brief discussion of materials: brushes, paints, paper. It also discusses color theory and some basic watercolor techniques.
An especially useful part is instructions for drawing flowers before beginning to paint. This gives one the ability to take any flower and draw it. The illustrations are clear and colorful. They give the steps needed to create several types of flowers.
If you are thinking of trying your hand at watercolor flower painting, this is the book to help you get started. It would make a great addition to your shelf of art instruction books.
This book had a double appeal for me. Flowers make me think of Spring and as my own garden erupts with colour, I thought it would be a lovely read for the season. I am also rather obsessed with flowers and find them fascinating - as I get ready to enter the second year of my Wildlife Conservation Degree, I find myself being drawn more towards the study of plant life and botanical painting. The only issue is that I have found botanical painting to be intimidating - the delicate brush strokes seemed out of reach, even with my background in art. I have discovered Drawing and Painting Beautiful Flowers by Kate Kyehyun Park at just the right time.
Kyehyun Park takes the intimidation out of both watercolour painting and the painting of flowers, by breaking the process down into easy to follow steps (including the brilliant "Three Step Method" for sketching a flower.) Each lesson is clearly laid out and well described; each step being accompanied by a photograph of the process. It is a beautifully illustrated book and a lovely read for Spring.
This is more than a book for those who are starting out in botanical illustration - it also takes you through the basics of watercolour painting and art theory, in a way that is simple and easy to follow. Everything is covered from the equipment you will need, through to painting techniques. It was a great refresher of the techniques I learnt during my own art studies and has given me the confidence to use the methods in my own botanical illustrations. I read an ARC copy of this book, but will also definitely be buying it and I can't wait to apply the techniques to painting the many flowers in my garden this Spring.
A great book for learning how to sketch or paint flowers. Chapters are Materials, How to Sketch Flowers in Three Simple Steps, Basic Watercolor Techniques, Simple Flowers, Flower Clusters, and Fruits and Potted Plants.
The materials and how to/basic chapters cover pencils, paints, brushes, color mixing, and techniques. I really liked that there was instruction info and then exercises to try what you learned, with step by step photos. There are even photos on how to hold your pencil and brush. In the chapters showing how to do flowers, it covers them from different angles and the changes to make.
The book does not cover every flower, but this is a good start with lots of info. The author says that it's better to practice without worrying about the end result, so I feel like some of the teachings could translate to then finding your own inspirations in nature and trying those.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was exceptional! A beautiful step-by-step guide with detailed instructions inside to follow along with and create some of the most beautiful renderings. I have been water coloring for a few years now, using my own techniques, that honestly are getting rough. Everything I learned in my earlier days has kind of fell to the wayside and this was a nice refresher for technique and practice. It was simply explained and each step was simply painted for all levels of expertise.
This is a gorgeous, fun guide to drawing and painting flowers. It's one of the more in-depth books on the topic, and I loved the step by step instructions. This is one I'd happily take to our family's art center and play with all day with kids and adults alike.
I read a temporary self-destroying digital ARC of this book for review.
This book is outstanding in every possible way! The book is gorgeous to look at, and the author provides quite detailed information and step by step instructions on how to sketch and paint a wide variety of realistic flowers and plants, with tips, and encouragement along the way.
As a former technical document writer, I know how hard it is to break-down detailed information and make it understandable to audiences with widely differing variations of both subject knowledge and experience. Ms. Park could not have done a better job!!
This book would make a great addition to any artist's or crafter's library no matter what their level. I recommend it highly!
My thanks to Quarry Books for allowing me to read an e-ARC of this book via NetGalley. I believe the book is scheduled for publication on 6/14/22. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are freely given.
This book provides to its reader exactly what the title promises. It starts with an in-depth look at the materials needed for sketching and watercolouring, then goes on to show the basics of sketching flowers using basic shapes, and how to draw them from different angles. The basics of watercolour are also covered, looking at colour mixing, blending and the colour wheel.
The second part of the book focuses on several projects, including cosmos, lily, foxglove, hydrangea, hibiscus and more. For each project you are shown how to sketch it and taken step-by-step through the process of painting it. There are many clear photographs to take you from blank page to finished painting. This is a very informative book that will take a beginner painter from feeling like they know nothing to completing several beautiful pictures. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to have a go at painting plants and flowers in watercolour.
With thanks to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing for providing an advance review copy. All opinions are my own.
Absolutely stunning book. Great for the beginner or immediate that just needs help with floral art. This book did a fantastic job starting at the beginning and for someone like myself that just likes step by step drawing and painting books, I could skip to that part. The first chapter is all about the materials you will need and does a great job explaining the different types of paints, brushes, paper, and basics of art. The second chapter starts with sketching flowers in simple steps. I love that it had the basics to sketching and drawing lines. Next was all about watercolor and the techniques for watercolor painting with a color wheel to help understand warm and cool tones and the impact of colors. The last few chapters were on simple flowers and flower clusters. My favorite part of the entire book were the fruits and potted plants. It made this book stand out and I totally enjoyed the illustrations and painting. I love all books for learning something new and especially when they provided easy to follow step by step instructions.
Kyehyun Park did an excellent job explaining the process through her illustrations and writing. She did not skip steps like sketching a flower and gave some easy beginner flowers to start drawing and water coloring. Thank you Netgalley and Quarry Books for the opportunity to review this wonderfully creative book. Can't wait to purchase this book!
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