I really ought to write a post introducing our team. That way when I say things like "Mike built this totally sweet plant editor" you'll know who I'm talking about.
Anyway this new plant editor is totally sweet. Check out what I made today:
Welcome to my space garden.
Somewhat interesting backstory about the color palette:
The art store right next to my favorite café was going out of business. They were out of almost everything, including pencil sharpeners, erasers, and colored pencils in colors you'd actually want.
The result was me buying a bunch of weird colors and sharpening them in the café with a razor blade (they weren't out of razor blades). You'd be amazed what you can get away with when everyone is on a laptop.
Anyway, this page of my notebook was a product of the 'weird colors.' I liked the way that tree looked and tried to reproduce it in the game.
What space trees look like, probably.
Tl;dr: Constraints are good, they force your creative side to do things you find uncomfortable. With razors.