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Blackthorn Birds

I've never built a pattern before, and I had to dust off my rusty vector art skills for this class, but it's definately been worth it!

I love garden birds a lot and in my research many of the photographs were of them in blossoming thorn bushes which I thought would be a fun way to play with branch shapes and flower clusters as well as a few little birds. (They're tufted titmouses)

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I decided for my first pattern to just let go and do what I normally do which is quite detailed realism work and I hope to continue on into secondary and blender prints by trying something more outside my comfort zone but still using these elements.

Part way through building the pattern:

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Thank you Elizabeth for producing such an easy to follow tutorial, which can even be used with my less graphic style of drawing and still make something successful!

The finished pattern:

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