Book Review: Modern Watercolor Botanicals: A Creative Workshop in Watercolor, Gouache, & Ink

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This book is soooooo good.

The layout and presentation of this book look fantastic. I’m talking about really professional looking layout, use of typography and large photos.

While the book focuses on botanical art, it also covers the basic fundamentals of using watercolour, such as the tools you need, the techniques, colour mixing and colour theory. The author Sarah Simon (The Mint Gardener) has written the book is an approachable and easy to understand manner. Even beginners with no knowledge on watercolour or how to paint can learn easily from this book.

The step-by-step instructions and photos show off the techniques clearly and concisely. There are also numerous projects you can do on your own. All the supplies needed are listed, and that includes traceable lineart that you can place underneath your watercolour paper so that you can create your own lineart for painting. And then you can follow the project from start to finish. Also the pictures are big so you can see very clearly the sort of results to expect. The artworks from the projects also look great.

The best way to learn is by doing, in this case painting, and this book has so many exercises to practice along to get familiar with watercolour. This is an insightful and hands-on book.

For a book with an official retail price of US $30 (cheaper on Amazon and Book Depository), this is seriously worth the money. Mostly highly recommended. There are over 350+ reviews on Amazon at the time I wrote this review.

This book was borrowed from Basheer Graphic Books for review purposes. You can order the book from them. Check with Basheer on Facebook.

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