New York Times illustration

A wonderful assignment to illustrate this story by Steven Kurutz  for the NY Times. About a secret garden in NYC. I really wanted to capture the spirt and magic of the garden as it was when it was a place many of the residents of the 22 homes surrounding it hung out in, as well as  the beauty of how it is now.  I start with many ideas and the trick for me to making a piece with many elements work - is simplifying it!  Read the story here . But prints here

process!!

process!!

Many different ideas for this illustration.