Story posted: 1. September 2017 by Lizzie Harper
I recently taught a workshop at the wonderful Walled Garden in Treberfydd on flower anatomy. I think it's vital for botanical illustrations to be well-informed, and to this end I think botanical illustrators need to learn some of the basics of how flowering plants are put together. One of the best ways to do this is to learn through drawing, discovering and recording as you explore a specimen.
We began with a brief overview of flower anatomy, obviously this varies enormously from family to family but if you can recognize basic parts such as the stamen, pistil, sepal, anther…
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