Illustrating and painting come together for all flower and botanical enthusiasts. From whimsical flowers to more detailed botanicals, learn how to draw and paint your favorite florals using gouache and various paint and brush techniques. From illustration to painting, this book helps you understand the full process of creating a floral piece of art. Each floral tutorial begins with a step-by-step guide to illustrating some of your favorite flowers, followed by the step-by-step process of how to paint that same flower. The book has helpful information on how to use gouache as an art medium and information for what type of brushes and paper to use. It is also filled with descriptions on what Philip did to paint the flowers along with some tips to help you on an artistic journey. As you practice drawing and painting through the floral tutorials, you'll begin to understand the process of creating a beautiful piece of floral art.
Southern California artist Philip Boelter has grown a following on Instagram with his inked illustrations and time-lapse paintings of flowers, cacti, and landscapes. Through his following, he has found that his posts have inspired people to jump into art. This book is to help others find inspiration and use it as a helpful guide to begin creating their own.