|Study pages for the Botanical Illustration, Fritillaria meleagris....then I changed my mind|
Botanical Illustration Assignment 9
It's now over half way through the course and this is the assignment that I've most been looking forward to. Have been working on a couple of subjects, both native species, which is where my heart is, can't decide which one to use but think I'll go with Fritillaria meleagris - it's not too complicated and is one of my favourite flowers. The other option is the pasque flower, another favourite.
Lots of sketch book work and measurements are required for a true botanical illustration, showing all parts and a dissection. I use a magnifying glass for the reproductive parts. Here is a page from my sketch book with some of the preliminary work. My sketch book seems a bit messy and my handwriting and colour notes always look a bit rough - but I guess that's just the way I work. I recently purchased Mary Ann Scott's Botanical Sketchbook, which shows her work throughout the SBA diploma course - it's fabulous and puts mine to shame! Her book is reviewed on the 'Making a Mark' blog
Here's the update....I changed my mind and went with the Pulsatilla vulgaris below
Guess what?....I've painted it before. I think the older version was better, it's on vellum.
This assignment id worth more than the others, 15 marks, so it's an important one.