Chilli Illustration - Christmas Pepper
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    This is one of 20 botanical illustrations to be done of a range of chilli and pepper plants, to show their botanical development and structure. T… Read More
    This is one of 20 botanical illustrations to be done of a range of chilli and pepper plants, to show their botanical development and structure. The concept was to make them look like the antique style on parchment, but to hold the vibrant colours. Read Less
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Chilli Pepper Botanical Illustration
An illustration in a botanical style of a Christmas Pepper plant.
The following example is one of twenty botanical illustrations done of a series of chilli and pepper plants. The aim was to achieve a Victorian botanical feel with the parchment, but at the same time retain the vibrant and colourful aspects of the fruit and plants. All the plant sketches were referenced from the actual plant forms, scanned into Photoshop and then coloured.
They will be framed and sold online at the website of Goin' Lupi, as well as serve as an online reference document.
This is the original drawing that was cleaned up from a sketch done of a live plant. Key elements were placed for grouping and importance. The pencil sketch was achieved using a 3B pencil on layout paper. It was then scanned into Photoshop, and the levels adjusted to make the black and whites more strong, and then placed on the top layer with 'multiply' selected.
At present the corner details are simple placeholders.
The final render of the plant, awaiting the text and details.
The final design with captions and new corner elements.