As soon as my good friend told me she was pregnant and what bedding she'd chosen for her little girl, I knew what I wanted to do. It's called "Zoo Garden," but my friend called it "Purple Jungle." I immediately found what she meant online when I got home that night.
I drew it out first in pencil and Sharpie on paper to get the placement down, and then tackled the canvas with a vine charcoal stick.
I wanted to avoid black, and keep the paint colors soft ,but not bland. It was a fine line to walk, for sure.
But in the end, I think I accomplished what I wanted, and my friend loved it! Hopefully as her daughter grows up, she loves it too.