The PG Department of Botany inaugurates a workshop on Desaturation in Botanical Illustrations for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The workshop was inaugurated by an address on Botanical Illustrations: Blending of Art and Science by Dr. Disha Chauhan, Freelance Science Illustrator certified Natural History Illustrator from New Castle University, Australia.
A student of botany needs to depict the form, colour, and details of plant species. Although botanical illustration is an art, its main concern is scientific accuracy. The illustration is taken as reference and thus it requires keen observation of the species which makes the subject plant different from other plant species. Dr. Chauhan introduced the students on taking career as Botanical Illustrator as well as to the contributions of Ms. Hemlata Pradhan, a renowned Indian botanical illustrator.Dr. M.G. Roymon Principal appreciated the efforts of Botanical Association for providing an opportunity to develop their skills in Botanical Illustration in the guidance of Alumina of the institution Dr. Disha Chauhan.The Convenor Dr. Jyoti Bakshi found the session very stimulating and informativeincreasing its academic accessibility through a practical, modern application of a time-tested practice.