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Festival of the Hedgehog

Natural history illustration includes demonstrations of botanical illustration skills, teaching, and loving animals like the humble hedgehog. Artist in residence during The Festival of the Hedgehog I was recently asked to be “artist in residence” and to lead a drop-in workshop at Ross-on-Wye’s central library.  This is to mark Ross’s Celebration of the Hedgehog (the symbol of the […] Read more

Botanical Illustration: the achene

Natural science illustration and natural history illustration need you to understand what your subject looks like, and he correct words needed to describe it.  Last week my blog was about fruit type definitions, inspired by some work I did for Rodale’s 21st Century Herbal by Michael Balick.  Whilst getting my head around the terminology of fruit types, I […] Read more

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