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Bee Balm

Dancing Flowers

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Day 53 of the 100 Day Project: 
 Bee Balm, or Monarda, is a tricky flower to illustrate, particularly when you want to vectorize it and your color palette is very limited. I’ve tried unsuccessfully several times and think I finally nailed.

The sketch was done in Photoshop then brought into Illustrator where I traced over the rough sketch using the Pencil and Blob Brush tools. My goals was to create a lot of movement within each flower – a though they were dancing.

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