The inspiration for this project was my visit to Catania's Botanical Garden (Sicily). I used this photo as a reference and added other trees and plants i saw in the garden.
It was a new experience for me. I never tried such style of illustration, but i really like it. It was confusing at the beginning, especially when i had to create the composition. I felt so awkward applying first layer of gouache. All the plants looked the same and so dull. But when i finally started to add the details and outline the plants the picture came to live.