This attractive and informative work will be of great interest to aspiring artists or those interested to learn more about the techniques employed by illustrators. It gives advice on finding insects to draw and paint, information about anatomy and lifecycles, and step by step demonstrations of drawings, looking at perspective, tonal values and mark-making techniques. Examples of watercolour and oil paintings are given, representing insects in precise, scientific renditions through to more creative interpretations. Also provides and introduction to other uses of insect illustration, including printmaking, sculpture, leather and glass. Throughout it is illustrated with examples and insights from leading artists.
Softback 192 pages, 541 col illustrations
A. Tyzack, Crowood Press, 2014