Flowers Coloring Book Sneak Peek To The Cover

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Photo of Pencils Brushes Markers on Coloring Book Flowers
A sneak peek to the front and back cover of a new Coloring Book devoted to Botanical Drawing of Flowers, illustrated by Masha Batkova and Irina Sztukowski.
Photos of colored flowers from coloring book Botanical names
And here are the Biography information about the illustrators of this wonderful Coloring Book of Flowers:
Irina Sztukowski is an award winning artist and illustrator. Her art has been published in Best Of Artists – Watermedia – Volume II, Somatic Psychotherapy Today magazine, Spirit Seeker magazine, and People magazine online. Her illustrated sketchbooks Travel With Me, Down My Street, and Travelogy are in one of the NY Public Library. She won her first award at age 15 during the Junior Art Show in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since then, she has been recognized by numerous organizations and galleries. A few years ago, Irina became an American Art Award Winner in Realism category. Her passion is painting with watercolors, her main style is contemporary realism and yet the abstract paintings and decorative designs are not left behind. Most of Irina Sztukowski’s original paintings are in private collections throughout the world. To name a few locations, besides the U.S., her artworks are presented in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Netherlands, Russia, and Spain. She is a proud member of AWS – American Watercolor Society and a Life Member of TWSA -Transparent Watercolor Society of America. She also served as the director of the Outreach Program for CWA – California Watercolor Association, teaching kids from 6 to 92 how to paint in watercolor.
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Botanical Drawing – Coloring Book – Framed Art

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In the process of preparation for the coloring book that I am working on with the artist  Maria Batkova , we check  all the flowers that we draw Black & White first thoughtfully , then we color them passionately ; and even place them on a wall to see how it will look framed. 
This book is about botanical flowers, we’ve researched antique botanical paintings in the library archive; then, we stylized the old masters approach into a modern, fresh look for a contemporary interior. 
So, we are testing every piece of art that we create, coloring it with pencils, watercolors, and markers; and, even framing the pieces to see how they will look in the home interior decor. 

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Watercolor Markers

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pink floral
These days I am “playing” with a new form of watercolor,  watercolor markers.
I’ve discovered them while shopping at Michael’s. And, realizing that they are made by one of my favorite watercolor manufacturer, Winsor & Newton, I decided to give it a try:
The quality of these watercolor markers is somewhere in between markers and watercolor. You can draw just like with simple markers, but when adding a brush with water, the magic happens and watercolor look appears. 

Above pink mystical flowers are painted that way. I first drew the petals then filled them with water brush strokes.

Then I tried to paint a little still life:
watercolor markers
Then, a simple semi-realistic landscape for kid’s room was created:

art for kids room
But mostly, I enjoyed painting with watercolor markers some floral patterns where I could use the quality of the markers at best and just a little of water for the small washes:
watercolor markers
Drawing and painting patterns inspired me to create a body of work that opened a new gallery with this kind of paintings; but, this will be a subject of another post.. 


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