<p>Organic and inorganic meet in Macoto Murayama beautiful designs.</p>
Computer-aided design (CAD) is a well-worn method in many industries—like architecture and animation—but it’s not often you come across the technique being used in botanical illustration. This hasn’t stopped artist Macoto Murayama from adapting the techniques he learned as an architect student and using them to create anatomical flower illustrations.
Murayama takes his chosen flower and dissects it using a scalpel to reveal the “hidden mechanical and inorganic elements”, which are then sketched, then modelled using 3ds MAX, before being finished up in Photoshop and Illustrator. The results are wonderfully digitalized representations of the intricate engineering that is present in Mother Nature’s handiwork.