Cutting of Plant Illustrations | Rathbone Square Garden
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    Watercolour illustrations of the key plantings of the Rathbone Square Garden, London W1.
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Illustrations of key plantings of the Rathbone Square Garden
 
The brief wrote that the illustrations should depict a set of cuttings of plants. Heavenly, the agency, asked me to create realistic and carefully considered illustrations, showing the stems and parts of the twig, as if they were cut from a tree.

Within limited time, I had no privilege to find the specimens and paint from them, as I would prefer.
Alternatively, I requested good quality photographs that showed each part (flowers, leaves, stem, etc) clearly and composited the sketches from them. Later, when painting with watercolours, I carefully depicted the lighting effect to make a unified illustration.