Graphite for Scientific Illustration by Rogério Lupo is a new FREE guide intended for anyone interested in knowing or practically learning the fundamentals of graphite and who want to improve their knowledge and skills in the use of graphite for scientific illustration generally and botanical illustration in particular.
Basic understandings of observational drawing help the student, but are not indispensable to take the best out of the booklet.
Rogerio Lupo is a Brazilian Natural Science Illustrator who has won first prize in several competitions including the Margaret Flockton Award in 2010 and 2013. He graduated in biology from the Universidade de São Paulo. Much of his work is dedicated to the illustration of scientific botanical articles/papers. He has also researched different approaches to illustration and artistic techniques.
Bobbi Angell - also a leading Botanical Illustrator - kindly provided a technical and linguistic review of the English version translated from Rogerio's first version in Portuguese
The guide covers the following:
How to download the Guide
You can see the first page of the guide below. Click this link to be taken to a page on slideshare where you can download the complete document.
Note that I have also included this view of the document on:
There is also an associated video (see below) - however this is in Portuguese - however the demonstrations will still make sense to those who have studied the guide. Plus you get to see Rogerio in action!
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The botanical illustrators exhibiting at the Exhibition for the Margaret Flockton Award 2017 at the Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney are detailed below.
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You can read about those botanical illustrators who received the First and Second Prizes and the Highly Commendeds in my previous post Second Margaret Flockton Award win for Lucy T. Smith
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