Like old times

003_Fotolab_208Published in June 2013

Feather pen and ink cross-hatching is a technique that has fallen into disuse among artists of science illustrations. The above illustration won first prize in the 2013 Margaret Flockton Award for Excellence in Scientific Botanical Illustration international competition sponsored by the Royal Botanic Garden of Sydney, Australia. Biologist and illustrator Rogério Lupo drew this example of the species Vellozia perdicipes, found in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. The drawing will appear in a scientific article to be published by Renato de Mello-Silva, from the Botany Department of the Biosciences Institute of the University of São Paulo.