These leaves are good to try first because they have smooth margins and relatively simple venation. They also make good leaf rubbings!

  • Agapanthus
  • Tulip
  • Lily (see leaf_Lily below)
  • Iris


    Amaryllis Fruit






First Flowers

The following flowers are good flowers with which to try your hand at botanical illustration. They have a simple shape or a straightforward symmetry.

  • Tulip
  • Orchid
  • Calla Lily



Leaf Lily







While plant morphology may be intimidating at first glance, the forms observed in the plant world can be reduced to simple shapes.

  • Simple fruit
  • Flower bud
  • Bulbs
  • Lily stamen


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