She describes herself,
“Botanical artist, illustrator, documenter and interpreter of all things exquisite and awesome in nature.” and “As a trained plant ecologist, my love of learning and drawing nature is exemplified in my field journals. I do these journal entries for myself and also as commissions.”
Her works are finely detailed, beautifully painted and wonderfully intricate. Her artistic and observation skills allow her to capture all the small details, the tiniest veins and fibres, the uniqueness of each specimen and form amazing complex nature journal pages.
She often creates one large or double-paged spread, forming a detailed and layered journal entry for each month.
Check out her sketchbook on her website http://www.laracallgastinger.com/work.
She has inspired me to draw much finer details and to layer my journal pages with notes and to place a few sketches inside smaller boxes on my page layout. Her idea of adding several sketches to a monthly double-page layout seems such a good idea, instead of trying to create 4 weekly pages.
We are so blessed to have the technology to discover and share amazing talent!
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