Friday, May 29, 2009

large vintage botanical illustrations

I am a sucker for large, vintage botanical prints used in interior design. It could be my biology background; or my background in illustration, as I actually had to paint some botanical prints myself! And it's trickier than it may seem - you have to portray the right balance of scientific accuracy, with simplicity, with something that is visually pleasing. Not an easy feat! I consider botanical illustrations as art and I love displaying them that way.

Photos from the top:
1. Dwell Studio
2. Better Homes and Gardens magazine
3. Urban Grace Interiors
4. My attempt at a botanical illustration! An illustration of Banksia integrifolia, or the Australian 'bottlebrush' plant

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