Research Point: Natural Sciences

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Above are images of illustrations that you would typically find in a botanical illustration book.

Below are images i collected from more contemporary image making for natural history.





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I noticed many illustrator using different technologies into their work weather it be computer graphics or tracing methods. I was really impressed with this illustrators work where she used paper cutting, pen and pencil to create her botanical prints.




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Exercise:  A rose by another name

On watercolor paper i draw different flowers and plants from observation. I used watercolor to fill in the details and some white gouache to as some highlights if needed. I used YOUTUBE as a source and watch many instructional videos to help me. I learned about laying down washes first and building up on that.



I think the cactus and the orchid flower still closed was the most successful for creating a realistic botanical painting. They all took alot of time because i had to wait for certain areas to dry and I had to build layers to get rich colors that were not muddled up.









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