News Stories from April 2015

Botanical Illustrator and Natural History illustration: Mosses

Story posted: 8. April 2015 by Lizzie Harper

Natural history illustration involves drawing subjects that you’re not entirely confident about; and recently I had to complete botancial illustrations of two moss species for The Field Studies Council .

I was lucky enough to find both species growing on my local churchyard wall, but before drawing them up I needed to revise my moss anatomy!

Luckily, many years ago I did a diagram of moss for The Amateur Naturalist by Nick Baker so could refer to this.

Moss anatomy by Lizzie Harper, from "The Amateur Naturalist" by Nick Baker

Moss has a complex life…

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