Chapter . Hedges

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GARDEN THEMES have been popular for many Zen Garden designs, but designer and illustrator Kevin Mears came up with a bit of a twist. Instead of making use of photographic floral detail, his notebook sketches lent themselves to a distinct cartoon like style.

Starting with the gardener himself (complete with a wheelbarrow), Mears’s illustration grew into a lively, jolly garden of bright colors and isometric hedges.

The illustration used in Hedges obviously demands plenty of imagery. The individual images ...

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