News Stories from December 2017

Step by step botanical illustration of a Holly leaf

Story posted: 15. December 2017 by Lizzie Harper

As it's Christmas time, I thought it might be a nice idea to do a seasonal step by step blog.  Holly leaves are one of the few winter subjects that look just as good in the middle of winter as in summertime, and since they're pretty easy to come by and defiantly seasonal, I chose to work with the holly Ilex aquifolium .

I decided to work up one single leaf, and found it remarkably tricky!  However, here's my best attempt at painting a leaf and at breaking it down into easy to follow steps.  (If you can find a sprig with a red berry on, then you're all set to make a…

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