Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Green Eyed Lady

A couple of weeks ago I was so excited to be asked to create an illustration for an article in the March 2010 issue of Horticulture Magazine. The article is about a very lovely, but invasive berry vine that spreads it's roots and seeds while trampling native vegetation. The art director really liked the Georgetown Garden Walk poster that my sweetie and I designed, and wanted to show the plant with human qualities.

I thought it should be represented as a bit of a vixen/temptress lady—she's alluring, but a little bit dangerous. The palette came from the actual colors of the plant, but exaggerated to be more stylized and graphic. Here is the final illustration and my sketch below it. I look forward to seeing it in print!
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