Garden of Tara | Skillshare Projects

Mallory Simonds

Graphic Designer & Animator



Garden of Tara

Thursday, May 30th (technically..)— Applying!

Well, I have to be up for work in 4 hours.. So I better start applying the design tomorrow :)


One color on a Clear label...? Not sure if i like it or not.

Wednesday, May 29th— Time Crunch!

I leave for Mexico on Saturday, so tonight was crunch time for me!

I started out with a new sketch and combined some of my favorite parts of ito to make this... 

Sketch + Photoshop =

Adding a little more of the vine-work to the type...

Monday, May 27th—Texturing... 

Her request was to make sure it ties in floral or "garden" elements, so adding some illustration will be my next step. Prematurely texturing—I know, I know! ;)

Monday, May 27th—First Scan... 

Monday, May 27th—Mood board

Wow. It's the only word to describe the crazy awesome work I've already seen posted in this class so far. I'm excited to be pushed into making something I can only hope will be half as great as some of the work I've seen so far.

I've always been a perpetual letter doodler, but I've never taken a stab at really executing anything hand lettered. My sister, Tara, makes some PHENOMENAL salsa with ingredients straight from her garden and wants to start giving it away to friends and start selling it at the local farmer's market. I thought she was a deserving candidate for a special label for her salsa that will be packaged in a mason jar.

First step, coming up with a name. I liked the idea of the play on words of Terra, the latin word for Earth, and her name... So "The Garden of Tara" sounded pretty fitting to me. Let the doodles begin!


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