Plants wilt. It’s just the way it is.
It is possible, however, to work with a botanical subject that doesn’t fade within a couple of hours. You’ll have to make it yourself, though.
Today the conversation with Gary Hoyle focuses on the construction of plant models illustrators can use as tools.
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ArtPlantae: In your conference presentation, you made a distinction between making “highly realistic display pieces” and making simple models illustrators can use as tools. Nothing looked simple to me on this day. What would a “simple” model look like?
Gary: The availability of the specific plant species dictates what a simple model would look like. Let’s take the branch of a deciduous tree for instance. If you have one in the neighborhood and it’s not winter or early spring, you can pluck a few leaves then use a copy machine to create your leaves. When you do this, don’t forget to place the leaves on the enlarger dorsal surface down…