Drawing Masterclass – Book Review

You do not have to be a botanical artist to draw flowers.

As Margaret Eggleton points out people have been painting flowers in all kinds of styles since prehistoric times from highly detailed illustrations to impressionistic sunflowers.  She sets out to show people how to draw all kinds of flowers including hollyhocks, lilies, tulips, apple blossom and clematis focusing on shading, petal shapes, leaves and stems. Clear step by step instructions are provided for use with a wide range of drawing materials. 

Help and inspiration are also provided when drawing flowers in the landscape or in containers.  Lots of black and white drawings show how specific effects can be obtained, and there are projects which can be followed to develop skills. 

Any artist who wants to improve their knowledge and skill in drawing flowers will find this book extremely helpful, as will anyone who just wants to experiment by drawing something different.