Diploma in Botanical Illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
This is now completed - yeay, I am now a Dip BI. I managed to achieve a distinction and received the Eve Bennett award for Botanical Illustration, I will update the work here so come back to see more in a few months. I want to thank the RBGE for all of their support and family and friends who have helped me through this, thank you guys!
We did an immense amount of work in first year, starting with line drawing, moving into tonal graphite work, then painting fundamentals.
We then developed a full composition (the orchid). This was then followed by a pen and ink exercise, learning a new drawing technique, and using herbarium specimens, dried and reconstituted along with photos to produce a piece of work including sections and magnifications.
Subsequently we produced a complex composition comprising no less than 3 spring plants and finally we undertook a native tree project which incorporates elements of all the project work.
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