The art of botanical drawing and painting brings you closer to nature! In this lushly illustrated book, master painter and art teacher Hidenari Kobayashi provides step-by-step instructions showing you how to create botanical drawings and paintings in the popular French botanical style. He details all the tools and materials needed, describes in detail the techniques you’ll use, and walks you through the creative process of drawing and painting 18 different botanical subjects. A Step-by-Step Guide to Botanical Drawing & Painting provides everything you need to learn this charming style of artistic expression–from first sketch to final brushstroke! Detailed step-by-step lessons show you how to draw and paint a wide variety of subjects, including: ? Lovely flowers, such as velvety roses, satiny tulips, frilly hydrangeas, exotic lilies and festive wildflowers ? Familiar vegetables, fruits and nuts such as red onions, green peppers, lemons, kumquats and walnuts ? Various other interesting botanical subjects, including pine cones, holly leaves and berries, succulents and various types of leaves.