Sketch for a Designed Garden

I recently went through my Big File of Past Illustrations and came across some fun ones from before I had a blog, so herewith:

oldies_burpeesketch

I painted a number of designed gardens for Burpee Seeds in years past. They would give me a plan of the garden with flower areas plotted out, and supply photos of the mature flowers – they usually did not have a mature garden grown when they were starting the marketing. So I’d imagine the garden in full bloom, draw it in ink, scan that, then paint in some areas. The Art Director would check the sketch, suggest corrections, and give me the ok to paint the entire designed garden.

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