This two day course aims to teach you how to illustrate Composite flowers, and a bit about the anatomy of this family of plants. We’ll touch on the botany of both the flowers and the seedheads, think about composition, and there’ll be demos and handouts suggesting ways to illustrate them. You will get to examine and draw some of these flowers and florets under the microscope, illustrate a variety of Composite species, and had the opportunity to look at Composite species in the garden and to work on a couple of watercolour illustrations of these wonderful flowers. Throughout the workshop Lizzie will be on hand doing demonstrations, teaching, and giving one-to-one advice and tips.
This course is suitable for all.
Lizzie Harper is a free-lance natural history and botanical illustrator working in watercolour, pencil, and pen. She’s the illustrator of “The Hedgerow Handbook” and “Foraging with Kids, and her work is in “The Bumper Book of Nature “ and HarperCollins Flower Guide. She has also worked on flower identification charts for Field Studies Council, and illustrations for the Welsh Botanic Gardens. She works in her garden studio in Hay on Wye where she lives happily with a long-suffering husband and two lively children.
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