Sue Vize SBA
Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencils by Sue Vize
Published by Crowood Press Released June 2016
All you need to know about Botanical Drawing! The book contains ten chapters, each dedicated to a particular aspect of the plant beginning with roots and bulbs, working up through stems, leaves, flowers, fruit etc. A chapter on fungi has also been included due to their close association with plants and also because I love to draw them. I have written a brief section on botany for each subject and there are two step-by-step projects, one in graphite and one in coloured pencil for each chapter, as well as exercises and practical advice throughout the book. Signed copies can be purchased through my online shop. I have had some amazing emails since the book was released and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for taking the time to write to me.
The RSPB Anthology of Wildlife Poetry
I have a number of illustrations in the RSPB poetry book. Details state 'with drawings, watercolours and woodcuts by some of today’s finest illustrators accompanying every poem, this anthology is a colourful tribute to the beauty and diversity of Britain’s wildlife' - I am happy!
Seed Box Lantern
My poppy seed heads were chosen for the cover of poetry book by Diana Hendry
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Mariscat Press
(27 Sept. 2013)
Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils
I was delighted when Ann Swan included my coloured pencil drawing of the One-Leaved Nut Pine in her book Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils.
In 2017 I was commissioned by Organic Distillery in Germany to produce a series of labels for their new line of Essences. This was a very exciting project and I had to work from photographs since the relevant plants were either unobtainable or out of season. The requirement was also to be a little less detailed than I would normally do, in graphite with an ink outline. Bottles of the Essences can be purchased via their website if anyone fancies a tipple - they are very alcoholic!