I did a small version of this as a card for a friend who isn’t very well. It came out surprisingly well. I had been reticent about tackling phlox as I found them rather fussy and the red/green colour scheme wasn’t my favourite. After the card I thought I might as well give it a go on a quarter-imperial sheet (around 26x36cm) and here it is.

I feel the card was better and the scaling up does make it feel a bit contrived and fussy. Still you’ve got to try these things. On the smaller version I was looser and here I got things a bit staid and detailed, although I just about managed to let go at the bottom. Maybe I might have another go later.

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