Due to a recent introduction to Botanical Illustration, I decided to complete a quick study of a StarFighter Lily. The illustrations were primarily drawn and painted from life with a little help from additional reference photographs. All of the illustrations were completed with watercolors and a hint of gouache on an illustration board. The labels and grid were added afterwards using Photoshop. In addition to creating a wonderful illustration, I've learned quite a bit about botanical illustration and look forward to more projects in the future. My personal favorite for this piece is the full StarFighter Lily in the bottom right corner. 
My senior thesis was a botanical illustration collection: A Cleopatra Tulip, Garden Hyacinth, Moth Orchid, Crucifix Orchid, and Scarlet Milkweed. The Starfighter Lily was considered one of the more attractive spreads and given a clean white background. It remains one of the most popular paintings!