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Niki Simpson : Digital botanical illustration
Title: Niki Simpson : Digital botanical illustration
Creator: Simpson, Niki
Abstract: Digital botanical illustration allows a fascinating close-up view of the plant world and, while scientifically based, it is also full of beauty for all to enjoy. Developed from the long tradition of botanical art, from the early herbals, through lithographs and engravings, to the meticulously hand-painted watercolours of today, this new digital work aims to combine the best of the old with the demands and technologies of the new. The background to this work was an award in 2003, from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, which part-funded a project to investigate digital techniques for botanical illustration. The first illustrations of this type were created in November 2003. Each composite illustration is a comprehensive plant portrait of a single taxon or plant species, showing the diagnostic and, where space allows, also the characteristic features of that plant. All parts and dissections within it are shown to scale by a metric scale bar, and where appropriate, the notable parts are colour referenced. In addition, each illustration contains a time bar showing the month/s of flowering, botanical symbols, and a title block, in which the currently accepted Latin plant name, author for the name, any common name/s and the accepted botanical family name are displayed. The works are largely, but not totally, photographic. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Table of contents: About the images / Plant list / Publications & exhibitions / Botanical symbols.
Subject: Illustrations, models, miniatures (580.22)
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Spatial coverage: British Isles
Audience: Beginner; Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website; picture
Resource type: Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2014-10-29
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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