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Botanical art is usually life-sized. This picture was done on an A-3 sized sheet with coloured pencil, which is an excellent medium for botanical art. It can deliver surprisngly good detail and realism, and by layering the colours, a rich colour saturation can be achieved.
Coloured pencil is becoming a popular medium for botanical art, thanks to the techniques developed by Ann Swan, an inspirational botanical artist and excellent instructor.