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Create 3 focal point patterns in 3 weeks

Hi there, my name is Natasha and I live in England. I have a confession, I haven't really sketched anything since I was in school so this may be a bit of a steep learning curve for me! I've enrolled in Bonnie's workshop to have a go at something creative and totally different and to help me practice what I've learnt in Adobe Illustrator. I'm very lucky to live in such a beautiful land, so my patterns are inspired by pretty English gardens I've visited and trips to the seaside.

1. A QUAINT LITTLE FISHING VILLAGE

Keywords: Fishing boats, seagulls calling, waves lapping on the shore, sun glistening on the sea, crab buckets, harbour walls, floating buoys

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Ok, so it's taken me a while but I've now managed to draw some of these sketches in illustrator:

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I think I may add some add some different waves to the mix to play with as well.

So I've now coloured in my illustrations and I'm really pleased with how they're looking - yay :)

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Before having a go at creating a pattern using all of my motifs I've just created a pattern using one item and have tried different colour options and scales to get a feel for things:

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Hoorah! After some issues with Adobe CC I've finally got Illustrator up and running and have been able to finish my pattern. Part of me thinks that perhaps it's a bit too busy but on the other hand I think that it represents just how busy our seaside towns can be, just how much is going on at them and just how many people are using the sea. 

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I've also had a go at creating a much simpler pattern using only one of the motifs and a coloured background with I really like. For some reason I think this would look lovely on a tea towel or maybe a mug!

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I think I'm going to have a go at creating a few more simpler patterns using different combinations of the motifs. 

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