vegetable gardening for beginners

vegetable gardening for beginners - student project

 

Lately I've been trying to grow some vegetable at my tiny apartment, so I decided to use this topic for the project. So far I've finished only SET 01. I'm sharing all the stepts until the final results. I feel that all these steps really helped me understand better the illustration process and certainly will help me to develop my own style. What do you think?

 

 

Theme: Vegetable Gardening

 

Specific experience: Easy tips to start your vegetable garden if you have a small house/apartment

 

List A (tangible objects related to the chosen them or experience):

  • Fertilizer
  • Compost
  • Seeds
  • Gardening tools
  • Watering Can
  • Water (watering)
  • Sun (sun/light)
  • Soil
  • Garden Pots
  • Tomatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant



List B (Abstract ideas or situations related to your chosen specific experience):

  • Plant in a sunny location
  • Plant in good soil
  • Plant in a stable environment
  • Water properly
  • Plant and harvest at the right time
  • Avoid growing crops that take up a large amount of space (such as asparagus)
  • It is a good idea to choose vegetables that are expensive to buy in the shops
  • Use a large pot or container with drainage holes in the bottom
  • Best Vegetables to grow in pots: tomatoes, beans, lettuce, peppers and chillies, radishes, asian greens, spinach, peas, carrots, cucumber, eggplant, squash

 

SET 1

 

Drawing References

vegetable gardening for beginners - image 1 - student project

 

vegetable gardening for beginners - image 2 - student project

 

Sketches 1

vegetable gardening for beginners - image 3 - student project

 

Sketches 2

 

vegetable gardening for beginners - image 4 - student project

 

My style Prompts

 

vegetable gardening for beginners - image 5 - student project

 

Finals

vegetable gardening for beginners - image 6 - student project

 

SET 2

 

Drawing References

vegetable gardening for beginners - image 7 - student project

 

Concept Sketches

 

vegetable gardening for beginners - image 8 - student project

 

Refined Sketches

 

vegetable gardening for beginners - image 9 - student project

 

Finals

 

vegetable gardening for beginners - image 10 - student project

 

Mockup

 

vegetable gardening for beginners - image 11 - student project

 

Text references:

https://www.thespruce.com/planning-and-starting-a-vegetable-garden-1403184

https://balconygardenweb.com/best-vegetables-to-grow-in-pots-most-productive-vegetables/

https://www.almanac.com/vegetable-gardening-for-beginners

 

Final impressions:

I've really learned a lot in this course, especially regarding the steps from concept to final illustration. It was really helpful to watch Tom's whole creative process, from that I can start to figure out more about my own creative process.

As for my project, I enjoyed most the results from my set 1. Set 2 was a bit difficult to me, maybe because it was focused more on abstract concepts. It is possibly a sign that it's something I have to practice more. 

So, more feedback is always welcome. ;)

Izadora Netz
Designer and Illustrator
Teacher