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Current Watercolour Progress

I haven’t finished my watercolour yet, but I wanted to do an update post about how far I have got with it. I have progressed a lot since I last posted a photo of it, and have come to the […]

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Watercolour Illustration (starting out…)

It was always my plan to learn watercolour botanical illustration in addition to pen and ink illustration – as it has the advantage of conveying the living majesty and details of a plant – for example, it’s colours and small […]

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Watercolour Botanical Illustrators: Lucy T Smith

When learning botanical illustration, my first (and main) port of call is researching the works of other illustrators and attempting to emulate the detail and precision that they achieve in their works. This is a very different way of studying […]

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Botanica Residency

From 15th – 21st October, I had residency of the Project Space in the R206 studios – which gave me a space to exhibit my now complete illustration of Cleyera orbicularis. I was slightly apprehensive of the idea of exhibiting my work, […]

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Cleyera orbicularis

Review: 27/10/21: I am still incredibly proud of this drawing – I think particularly because I have accepted the ink blot as part of the work. Although it removes some of the accuracy from the drawing, it doesn’t detract from the image itself, […]

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Learning Botanical Illustration

A crucial part of my degree project is botanical illustration, as the means of disseminating the visuals of the plants that I am researching. I am therefore in the process of learning traditional Botanical Illustration, and have chosen to start […]

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Otherworldly Spores

I have started to think more about my hybrids and specimens more in depth, as while I enjoy drawing them I want to start to explore them more fully. One example of this is how they reproduce. Spores instantly sprung […]

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Beginning the Research Process

While my residency does not begin for another month or so, I have been gathering more research, ideas and inspiration on the meantime. Although I was aware of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, I have only recently revisited it as a […]

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What Do Artists Do All Day?

Documenting my practice as an artist, while also juggling a full time job and my personal life. Account Executive by day, Artist by night.

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