Botanical Illustrator Lucy Smith was telling me earlier in the week about how exciting it was to be filmed creating one of her botanical illustrations for the Kew Herbarium Archive by a BBC News crew who came to Kew Gardens. (This is part of a wider filming project by the BBC at Kew)>
Her item was due to run on yesterday's news.
RECOMMENDED VIEWING: Do take a look at the video - it's only short but packed full of information!
There's also an article about Lucy Smith on the Kew Gardens website
RECOMMENDED READ: Meet award-winning botanical illustrator Lucy Smith & discover her line drawings
You can also read more about Lucy and what she does on:
In this video, Sarah Jane Humphrey is interviewed by Melanie Chadwick about her career and how she found her way into a career in illustration and her own botanical illustration niche.
Sarah Jane Humphrey GM is a botanical and natural science illustrator, author, tutor and now shopkeeper.
2018 has been a big year for Sarah Jane
To date her career has involved
View the video to find out more about how she developed her career to date.
The video is part of Melanie Chadwick's series of interviews called Creative Conversations on YouTube.
Each episode we chat about running a business, struggles and successes as well as sharing tips and advice which may be helpful to others working in the creative world. Pull up a chair and enjoy!
Rogério Lupo is a Brazilian scientific illustrator who 1st Prize in the Margaret Flockton Award in 2010 and 2013. He is also a teacher who has very generously provided a FREE guidebook and a FREE 48 minute video online providing pointers on how to draw scientific illustrations using graphite.
He also makes the effort to make sure his tuition is accessible to those who speak/read English rather than Portuguese.
This post is about:
The NEW Video
The 48 minute YouTube Video "Graphite for Scientific Illustrations - Supplement to the free Guidebook with English subtitles is a FREE lesson providing complementary demonstrations to support the study and practices of the Guidebook: Graphite and its Possibilities Applied to Scientific Illustrations. also FREE - SEE BELOW
It now has ENGLISH SUBTITLES which have been reviewed by Bobbi Angell, American Botanical Illustrator.
To enable the subtitles follow the instructions below:
You can also read the transcript for the video. If you select the three dots below the video - on the extreme right - and select "open transcript" - the transcript opens up in the top right of the screen and you can read what is being said continuously without referencing the screen. It's a long video and you might find this useful!
Graphite and its Possibilities Applied to Scientific Illustrations is a FREE Guidebook with English subtitles. Please note that Rogério Lupo has asserted his copyright and any SALE of this Guidebook is strictly prohibited
The Call for Entries for the 2019 Margaret Flockton Award for Excellence in Scientific Botanical Illustration has been published by The Margaret Flockton Award Committee
The deadline for digital online entry is 29 January 2019.
The Margaret Flockton Award
The Margaret Flockton Award is a prestigious international award for contemporary scientific botanical illustration which
In particular , the Award focuses on:
The Award is run by Catherine Wardrop and Lesley Elkan, the botanical illustrators at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia where Margaret Flockton worked in the Herbarium - on behalf of the Margaret Flockton Award Committee.
The Prizes are as follows
This is an OPEN COMPETITION and the Award always welcomes new and talented illustrators. Those interested should first review the entries in the exhibition in 2018 - as exhibited on Flickr
How to enter
You can read about how to enter on:
You can send in an entry between Mon 14 January and Tues 29 January 2019. Note this is earlier than last year when the submission was in February.
Key points to note are:
All entries must be submitted digitally.
Judging: Entries will be assessed in accordance with the following criteria:
The botanical illustrations in the Exhibition can be seen at three different locations.
This is an update on "need to know" facts relating to the 2019 and 2020 RHS Botanical Art Shows.
Facts about the RHS Botanical Art Show
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