Literature Lists

My recommended books in German and English language:

CLASSIFICATION BOOKS – BESTIMMUNGSBÜCHER
  • Grundkurs Pflanzenbestimmung: Eine Praxisanleitung für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene (Quelle & Meyer Bestimmungsbücher) by Rita Lüder (deutsch)
  • Der Kosmos- Pflanzenführer. Blütenpflanzen, Farne, Moose, Flechten, Pilze, Algen by Renate Aichele (deutsch)
  • Was blüht denn da? (Kosmos-Naturführer) by Margot Spohn (deutsch)
  • Welcher Vogel ist das? (Kosmos-Naturführer) by Volker Dierschke (deutsch)
  • Understanding the Flowering Plants a practical guide for botanical illustrators by Anne L. D. Bebbington (english)
BOTANICAL PAINTING & DRAWING
  • Botanical Painting in Watercolor by Billy Showell (english)
  • The Joy of Botanical Drawing by Wendy Hollender (english)
  • Botanical Drawing by Penny Brown (english)
  • Botanical Illustration for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide by Meriel Thurstan (english)
  • The Art of Botanical Drawing: An Introductory Guide by Agathe Ravet-Haevermans (english)
NATURE JOURNALING – NATURSKIZZEN
  • Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journal von John Muir Laws (english)
  • Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You von Clare Walker Leslie (english)
  • The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration: An artist’s guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna, and botanical scenes from nature von Mindy Lighthipe (english)
URBAN SKETCHING – OTHER TECHNIQUES
  • Sketch Now, Think Later: Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques von Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara (english)
  • Pen and Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide by Alphonso Dunn (english)
  • The Spirit of the Brush by Sungsook Hong Setton (english)
INSPIRATION & MOTIVATION
  • Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal by Samantha Dion Baker (english)
  • Artist’s Journal Workshop: Creating Your Life In Words And Pictures by Cathy Johnson (english)