INKING FLORALS – REVIEW

Litercurious Book Review

TitleInking Florals: A step-by-step guide to creating
dynamic modern florals in ink and watercolor
AuthorIsa Down
PublisherWalter Foster Publishing Group  (May 12, 2020)
FormatKindle, Paperback
Page128
LanguageEnglish
ASIN #B08678RS19

AUTHOR

Isa Down is the author of Inking Florals find more information about her here.

WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

Inking Florals is ideal for novice to intermediate illustrators. Anyone would enjoy the imagery and possibly be encouraged to try illustration for themselves.

SYNOPSIS

A tiny publication that punches way above its weight. Designed as an informal introduction to basic concepts and techniques for creating bright, vibrant and exciting illustrations. The format is simple and clear. Sections are sub-divided into:

Tools

Materials

Techniques

Color Theory

Basic Flower Structure

Step-by-Step to basic florals introduction

CONCLUSION

Isa Down has created a practical guide on how to draw and paint exciting florals. The illustrations are line drawings both colorized with watercolor and monochrome. These are accompanied by precise guidance to assist the artist through the creative process. Alongside some illustrations, there are beautiful full-color photographs. These photographs provide inspiration and act as reference material. I found the wide variety of floral types to be excellent for developing the drawing process. The use of a loose watercolor style to enhance the line drawing worked well. Overall a fun step-by-step guide to creating your own beautiful botanical illustrations.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to thank Walter Foster Publishing , NetGalley, and Isa Down for affording me the opportunity to review Inking Florals.

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