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What is a flower illustration?

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A flower illustration is a graphical depiction of a flower. Floral illustrations can be created for artistic purposes and could be highly stylized, or they can be created for educational, historical or scientific purposes, and can be accurate and very photorealistic.

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Illustrations are done in many different styles and using many different mediums, such as paper and pencil, paint on canvas, or digitally using a graphical editing program. Some illustrations begin with a photograph or handmade drawing and are completed using a computer. Historically, illustrations of plants and animals have been incredibly important to document species found in remote parts of the world. Now anyone can search for, identify and study illustrations of unfamiliar flower species on the Internet.

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