Calendar Challenge / Verdant Pattern

Calendar Challenge /  Verdant Pattern - student project

I've been working on this pattern slowly for a few months, and was finally kicked into action by the calendar challenge (at the bottom), thanks Bonnie!

Here are my original photos from my inspiration place, by new back yard:

Calendar Challenge /  Verdant Pattern - image 1 - student project

Here is my color story inspiration/mood board, mostly gathered from Pinterest:

Calendar Challenge /  Verdant Pattern - image 2 - student project

Some pencil sketches:

Calendar Challenge /  Verdant Pattern - image 3 - student project

I also drew over the photos on my iPad in Procreate and imported into Illustrator.

Here are my individual elements with the color palette:

Calendar Challenge /  Verdant Pattern - image 4 - student project

And two patterns in two colorways:

Calendar Challenge /  Verdant Pattern - image 5 - student project

I definitely see things I'd want to change, and might in the future and update.

Here's the calendar:

Calendar Challenge /  Verdant Pattern - image 6 - student project

Cheers!