Joy_Gosney_beet

 

Just before Christmas I had a lovely commission from BBC Gardeners World Magazine to illustrate 3 sets of vegetables that are grown together in rotation to keep the soil in the raised bed healthy and happy.

 

Joy_Gosney_leek

I used a screen printed texture for the background of the bed, each time altering the colour slightly to give a nice visual variation and to enhance the colours of the vegetables, letting it spill over the edges here and there to give it an organic feel.

 

Joy_Gosney_kale

I also used a hand drawn line and texture created with my brush pen to then layer up each vegetable and finally added a subtle drop shadow to lift them all slightly.