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Drawing and Painting Insects
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 21 February 2014
Artists work included in this book are: John Busby
Robert Gillmor
Bruce Pearson
Carry Akroyd
Katrina Van Grouw
Harriet Mead
Dan Powell
David Measures
Dafila Scott
David Koster
Kim Atkinson
David Measures
Andy English
Val Littlewood
Ronald Pennell
Jim Westergard
John Norris Wood
Tim Freed
Juan Varela
Ron Francis
Kim Taylor
Mark Rowney
Carim Nahaboo
Clive Hedger

Drawing and Painting Insects is a beautiful and inspiring guide. Whatever your experience, whether new to the subject or a seasoned entomologist, Drawing and Painting Insects will help you capture the beauty of insects by helping you understand their structure and appreciate their behaviour, movement, colour and habitat.

Topics covered include:
- Advice on finding insects to draw and paint, including how to raise your own insect models
- Guide to the anatomy and life cycles of the insect for the artist
- Step-by-step demonstrations of drawings, looking at perspective, tonal values and mark-making techniques
- Examples of watercolour and oil paintings representing insects in precise, scientific renditions through to more creative interpretations
- Introduction to other uses of insect illustration, including printmaking, sculpture, leather and glass
- Illustrated with examples and insights from leading artists
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 16 March 2014
I found DRAWING AND PAINTING INSECTS a very professional approach to a broad exciting venture of visual awareness, natural structure, and beautiful documentations of insects. There is a spirit and heart that spills across the pages. The text and illustrations make for intriguing content combined with a great flow of information and images. The "why" is as important as the "how." The use of the aesthetic treatment of subject matter and the quality of real images is really high especially when linked with the progression of image development. This is a great book for anyone interested in insects and how to document them in a variety of media and image states. As an artist educator I find Andrew Tyzack a great resource for structural investigation, visual accuracy, natural description with the added bonus of the artist's eye.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 May 2014
I am absolutely thrilled with this unique and incisive book. For a long time, I have been waiting for a book that would help me draw the structure of insects in an informed and accurate manor, but would also guide me into working in a more expressive and creative manner. This book hits that bill. I tire of some of the ‘scientific illustration’ aesthetics found not only in guide books but also ‘How to Do’ books and have been enthused by the extent of traditional artists, printmaker and craftsmen’s work presented in this glorious book. The artist’s work that is included shows experimentation with not only materials but also the physical manifestation of insects as the subject of art. This is a very special book and the author, Andrew Tyzack should be applauded for producing a book loaded with work by many established and renowned artists. He shares so much knowledge of the zoology and breeding of insects, as well as quality guidance of drawing insects forms from start to finish. A must for any artist and naturalist.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 April 2014
this book shows insects as if a real one was standing on your artists palate, it has helped me tremendously in my efforts to draw wasps. mr tyzack is a natural artist, which shows through on all the pages of his book. If you want to learn how to draw creepy crawlies then this is the book for you. Highly recommended
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 September 2014
A broad and indepth starting point for entomological illustration, showing a variety of styles and effects.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 April 2015
Good book. Arrived well packed and in very good time. Thank you
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on 9 September 2014
Looking forward to starting some insects soon
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on 25 September 2014
bought for a course, good book.
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on 9 February 2015
What an amazing book
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on 7 January 2015
Very good.
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