Dog Rose

Rosa Canina

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I made this contemporary scientific botanical illustration from a ‘Dog rose’ (that’s the common name) and submitted it to an international art award. Let’s keep fingerts crossed* The illustration includes cross-sections of the plant, close-ups as well as the changes through the seasons.

Legend: 
a) Hips  
a.1: Cross-section of Hypanthum 200%
a.2: Cross-section of a hip 200%  
a.3: Achene 400%

b) Flower  
b.1: Cross-section of Flower

c) Leafs  
c.1: Leaf pinnation 200%   
c.2: Leaves and stem together

d) Stem  
d.1: Stem with prickles
d.2: Cross-section of stem

e) Dried hip  
e.1: Cross-section of dried hip

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Artwork 280 x 360 mm
Graphite pencils on Fabriano 300g

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Fine art prints will be available soon in my shop