Elizabeth, your class saved me! I agreed to illustrate some icons for Creative Mornings DC, and then make a pattern out of it—but I had never made a pattern before :-).
I wrote a short blog post about my process, and what this pattern is all about for the DC Creative Mornings community here.
Here are a few of my early sketches:
After inking the drawings and bringing them into Illustrator, I started playing with the shapes.
This is the final pattern block. It took a few attempts to get the balance right!
And here is the repeat. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun—I'm inspired to try more patterns now!
Follow more of my illustrations and creative process on instagram and tumblr.
Surface Designer at annieriker.com