Color Stories is a new theme for Marcella’s 2018 Instant Garden illustrations. Each month we’ll bring you a new Color Story digi, whether it's monochromatic or an interesting pairing, aimed to deepen your experience working with color values and pretty palettes.
Bring the life of the garden to the front of your cards! This harmonious scene has an uplifting arrangement of dwarf and intermediate bearded irises mingling with tulips and insects. Irises come in a massive array of color combinations — and oftentimes the fuzzy "beards" are the most colorful part! Have fun researching palettes that allow you to pick up the shade of the iris beard in other areas... the wings of the moth, the stripes on the caterpillar, streaks on the tulip petals. You can think about the way you might plan out a garden, coordinating colors of plants, and adapt this process to the way you color this image.
OF COURSE, you can always color the illustration however your heart desires!
Illustrated with a whole lotta love by Marcella Hawley.
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