Roots series

Roots: Carrot • 8"x10" (in frame)

Roots: Carrot • 8″x10″ (in frame)

Happy May Day! In celebration of the warmer weather and the end of the drought, I created this series of things that grow in the ground. I always like cutaway-style illustrations so I created a view of what’s above and below the ground.

I’d found these chicken wire frames last year. I really liked the style except for one part: they had black velvet swing arms so they could be free-standing. The arms really distracted from the chicken wire, so I removed them and employed them in a little creative use last year.

As for the rest of it..? No deep meaning here, just an excuse to study the details and spend some time with watercolors.

Starting sketch

Starting sketch

First layer of blues

First layer of blues

In progress

In progress

Roots: Carrot

Roots: Carrot

Roots: Garlic

Roots: Garlic

Roots: Ginger

Roots: Ginger

Roots: Lettuce

Roots: Lettuce

Roots: Onion

Roots: Onion

Roots: Potato

Roots: Potato

Roots: Radish

Roots: Radish

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