Nautical patterns

Nautical patterns - student project

Nov. 26th, 2016. For my patterns, I wanted to start with something that I enjoy. I love the idea of living near the sea and all of the lore that comes from the ocean. So I wanted to incorporate some of these motifs into my design. I'm also a big Wes Anderson film fan, I think his palette choices are phenomenal, so I definitely foresee a tip of the hat to him as well as I work on these patterns.

Nautical patterns - image 1 - student project

I decided that I really wanted to have a mermaid in my pattern, it took me several attempts to find a style that I liked. I wanted something that was playful, and illustrative. 

Nautical patterns - image 2 - student project

Nautical patterns - image 3 - student project

Here is my finished pattern, I'm not super happy with it. But, I think it's a good first attempt and it's helped me learn the basics of this class. I think as I go along and learn more in illustrator I'll be able to create patterns with a bit more pizazz. 

Nautical patterns - image 4 - student project

Gina Mallonee

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