Sunday, 26 May 2013

The Botanical Gardens


I decided to start this illustration a couple of days ago after seeing the work of Brian Cook Batsford who was famous for illustrating the book sleeves of the Batsford books from the 1930's to the 1950's. A lot of the books focused on the English countryside and various places of beauty from around the UK. I really wanted to show some of the interesting places we have to visit here in Sheffield, and one of the places that sprang to mind is the Botanical Gardens. The gardens are set just one mile from the city centre, so they are easily within walking distance! There are plenty of amazing events going on there throughout the year including 'Art in the Gardens' which I suppose is a festival for local artists. 

Following on from my previous illustration of Sheffield, I wanted to continue the theme of Sheffield as a colourful place and the colour scheme has turned out to be fairly psychadelic which I like! Let me know if there's any beautiful places near you which you would like me to illustrate. 

C xxx

28 comments:

  1. oh wow! this is gorgeous :D loving all the colour! xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun choosing all the colours aha. xxx

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  2. I love your art work, and this is such a summery piece because of the colours! x

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    1. Thank you so much Emma - I really appreciate that :) xxx

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  3. Oh wow this really is pretty :) you're so talented, I love how many colours there are :) xxx


    Gemma | MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

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    1. Ah thank you Gemma, you're so sweet. xxx

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  4. So so beautiful, I love this one. You have a way of capturing colours. I must visit the Botanical Gardens again soon xxx

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    1. Aaw, thank you Alice! I always love hearing your thoughts. xxx

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  5. So pretty Carly! You know how much I love gardens and how much they fascinate me, this is one of my favourite illustrations that you created xxx

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! I will have to do some more like this then! I really love gardens too. xxx <3 xxx

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  6. i love the illustration Ms. Carly! sooooo cute! you're so talented. :)

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  7. Great illustration, the colors are so pretty and soft.

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  8. This is stunning! Quite possibly my favourite of yours and I've loved them all.

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    1. Aaw, that's such an amazing comment Imogen! Thank you! xxx

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  9. so so gorgeos!

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  10. wow, I've never seen you do anything like this before. It's fantastic and I love it!

    Emily Jane xo

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    1. Ah thank you so so much - I really appreciate that! xxx

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  11. Ahh is there no end to your talent? I LOVE this, how it shows your versatility as an artist but still has your style at its heart. Beautiful! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Aaw Jennie! I think this is one of the sweetest comments I've ever received! Thank you so so much, your encouragement always means a lot to me. <3 xxx

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  12. This is gorgeous, I love the colours! Your illustrations like these are just as fab as your usual ones, you're so talented! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Josie! I definitely plan on doing some more in a similar style! I really appreciate your feedback lovely. <3 xxx

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  13. I'm really enjoying your Sheffield illustrations! This one makes me want to head there and get my pose on amongst the flowers. ;)

    Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com
    xoxo

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    1. Aaw, thank you! Well, if you ever fancy coming up to Sheffield - I'll take you there! xxx

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