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.