Born 1983, Ankara, Turkey. I originally graduated in Environmental Engineering, but instead of this I chose this entirely different path for my life and have been working full time as a botanical artist for over 10 years. I am very glad I made this decision, though as the child of a botanist father and growing up surrounded by wild nature made my decision easy.

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Draw From Life – A visual guide for Botanical Artists

A book for education, a book for inspiration, this is all about. My new book ‘Draw From Life’ is on progress.

I was and I am still working on ‘Draw From Life’ that hoping will be a guide book for botanical artists and an inspiration for all.

‘Draw From Life’ will be published by Editorial Parramon, Barcelona. So first edition will be in Spanish. This might be a good news for those native Spanish speaker who seek some guides about Botanical illustration. This will be a start, but let’s see where this project will take us.

Content of the book will be mainly cover that how I actually start and complete a scientific botanical illustration with the help of  ‘step by step’ guides. I will try to introduce many wild species around the world that are my inspiration, and hoping they will be for you too. I was looking for wild plants from mountains to the forests.

Let you take a glance at some of the pages..



  • December 15, 2017

    Lynne Haggerty

    I look forward to seeing in print and will purchase it even if I can’t read Spanish!

  • December 16, 2017

    Elaine Searle

    Hi Işik
    I greatly admire your work. I will purchase a copy of the book and ask a Spanish speaking botanical artist friend to translate the text for me whilst I wait for the English text version to be published. This book will be very successful as there is a huge interest in learning botanical art in the Spanish speaking world.

  • September 7, 2018

    Gwendoline Viney

    I love Your illustrations. So beautiful. Ieagerly wait the English version of Draw for life- A visual guid for Botanical Artists.

  • January 26, 2019

    Heather Fisher

    When do you think the English version will be available. Your work is stunning!