Allie McRae

Graphic Designer from Colorado

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¡Viva México!

I am a huge fan of whimsical illustrations and patterns so I'm glad I finally had the chance to pair them together! The idea for my pattern stemmed from my animal crush on a neighbor donkey that I've been wanting to draw. From there I thought of Mexico and the stereotypical images you associate with the country.

I started out with pen & paper, used my tablet to trace over the images, and then added color right away to my illustrations. I had one issue when it came to the overlapping transparancies - I had to flatten the color before I merged everything together to keep the details (like the donkey's face) intact.

This class was great and I'm definitely going to keep making patterns! Now I have to decide if I want to stick with Mexico or explore other parts of the world. Here's my repeating pattern: 

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