Chapter . Ballade

Using the imagination to create visual flow and guide the eye

<authorgroup>Charlotte Designer Lambert</authorgroup>
Ballade (Lambert)design examples from Zen GardenBalladeBallade

THE VERY NATURE OF THE CSS ZEN GARDEN lends itself to quiet contemplation, and for illustrator Charlotte Lambert, coming up with the visual design for Ballade began with just that. Lambert took a mental stroll through a garden. Her imagination flowing, different figurative items were discovered along the way: A stairway, a small bridge, a cat out for a jaunt.

Moving from her imagination to the pen, she created several sketches to help refine the design’s ideas. From these sketches, Lambert hand-drew ...

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