scientificillustration
gallusdrawseverything:

After Anne Ophelia Dowden
Anne Ophelia Dowden was a scientific illustrator who lived in Denver during the early 1900’s and really got Botanical illustration started as a recognized art form.  She worked in watercolor and did full-plant compositions.  I did this lovely orchid after studying her style, and it’s part of my portfolio.
Media: Watercolor, Gauche, and Watercolor Pencil on Strathmore Mixed Media Paper.
Size: 16 x 20 inches
Time 40 hours

gallusdrawseverything:

After Anne Ophelia Dowden

Anne Ophelia Dowden was a scientific illustrator who lived in Denver during the early 1900’s and really got Botanical illustration started as a recognized art form.  She worked in watercolor and did full-plant compositions.  I did this lovely orchid after studying her style, and it’s part of my portfolio.

Media: Watercolor, Gauche, and Watercolor Pencil on Strathmore Mixed Media Paper.

Size: 16 x 20 inches

Time 40 hours