Spring Fling

Spring Fling - student project

I did a google image search for creative commons "botanical illustrations" and came across "Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants (1838)" via commons.wikimedia.org.

Spring Fling - image 1 - student project

 

I did a super quick selection using magic wand, which as you can see below would not be great for print-ready artwork. But it works in a pinch! 

Spring Fling - image 2 - student project

I left the composition of the original drawing as-is and added a background that was very close in value and color to the original image. That way, any remaining bits left over from my magic-wand selections would blend into the background color. 

Spring Fling - image 3 - student project

By adding a subtle drop shadow it makes the white text pop!

Spring Fling - image 4 - student project

This is such a fun class! I would recommend it to intermediate beginners and seasoned design professionals.