Brandi Galuzzi

designer + illustrator

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Garden Markers

Man! I've had a hard time narrowing down my thoughts to a collection that I really want to work on. When the sky is the limit I find I have a very hard time making up my mind.

I keep coming back to gardening... It's April and all I want to do is start digging out a fresh plot for my garden, but in true Colorado fashion it is snowing again. When looking up some quick inspiration on garden icons I was underwhelmed, so I'm excited to make this my topic. I did enjoy some of the vintage seed packets I found, but they're so detailed.

I want them to have a vintage flair. I'm also limiting myself to plants I will actually put in my garden...that way I can use the markers!

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Here are my initial sketches. I definitely think breaking some of the more complex organic shapes into simple geometric shapes will be part of my challenge. I think it'll come easier once I start creating pieces in Illustrator.

I've also been trying to narrow down the shape I want my markers/badges to take.

Any thoughts/opinions?

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4.24.13 UPDATE

This is where I'm at now.

I think I've decided on my overall badge shape, which feels kind of like a terrarium vase, I played around with a few others first before I decided this one seemed to fit best.

I also went for a sort of Split Complementary color palette with red, yellow-green and blue-green. I hope they pull off the vintage feel I was wanting. Thoughts from anyone?

Excited to take any feedback from you all and flesh out the rest of my markers.

Thanks!

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4.26.13 UPDATE

I've got two more badges in my set. It has definitely been interesting trying to make sure the look on each plant feels cohesive.

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4.29.13 UPDATE

I've completed my garden marker set. I'm open to any thoughts and suggestions for improvement. Thanks!

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