Links, Books and Supplies

new!   Color Charts and Class Handouts for downloading

These are handouts I have created in the past few months and that I will update as I expand or edit them. Hopefully they are helpful. Enjoy.

Also new, a link to my album of Tiles and Patterns I photographed in Spain- some inspiration!

A few of my favorite places:

Northern California Society of Botanical Artists

American Society of Botanical Artists

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

New York Botanical Garden, Botanical Illustration Certificate Program

People:

John Muir Laws, Journaling and Nature Artist and Teacher

Wendy Hollender, Colored Pencil Artist

Ann Swan, Colored Pencil Artist

Susan Fisher, All things color-mixing and beyond!

Mindy Lighthipe, Botanical Artist, bugs, beasts and botanicals!

Katie Lee, Botanical Artist, graphite, birds, wonderful words

Places I go to buy pencils and other art supplies:

Village Art, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa, Faber-Castell, Prismacolors, Lyra and now Caran d’Ache Pablos!

Art and Soul, Sebastopol, Prismacolors and Faber-Castell and Lyra. 

Lenz Art, Santa Cruz, Caran d’Ache Pablos, Faber-Castell, Prismacolor

Art Supply Warehouse, Westminster, Faber-Castell, Prismacolor, Derwent

New Independently owned Flax store in San Mateo

Support your local art supply store!

Books I highly recommend:

Colored Pencil Techniques

Swan, Ann,  Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencil  www.annswan.co.uk

Hollender, Wendy, Botanical Drawing in Color  , www.drawingincolor.com

Borgeson, Bet, Colored Pencil for the Serious Beginner    www.borgesonstudio.com

Gildow, Janie and Barbara Benedetti, Colored Pencil Solution Book  www.janiegildow.com

Botany and Botanical Illustration:

Dowden, Anne Ophelia, The Clover and the Bee and From Flower to Fruit

King, Bente Starke, Beautiful Botanicals.

Simblet, Sarah, Botany for Artists (my favorite book right now) and a link to a wonderful video interview with Sarah Simblet on drawing and composition.

 

“I never read, I just look at pictures.”…Andy Warhol

 

 

 

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