Paula Chan

Designer, Photographer, Baker, Rock Climber!

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Delicate Floral

2-Week Pattern Design Challenge

I have created repeat patterns before, but I am learning some new methods and ways of working that will help tremendously. I haven't done many florals or dense patterns before, so this will be a good challenge!

Here is my Mood Board:

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Sketches:

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Vectorizing:

I used InkPad as suggested by Elizabeth, but found I couldn't trace my images exactly with the stylus. At first I did it several times in an attempt to get the tracings more accurate, but found I liked the organic properties of the new re-drawn lines better.

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When I took these into Illustrator, I cleaned up the points and kept some of the new organic qualities  of some of the lines, and pulled other lines back into place as needed.

Here are the individual elements I came up with. I used calligraphy brushes for the edges to make them more interesting and keep the organic feel to the drawings. I did not use all the elements in the final pattern.

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FINAL BLOCK:

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FINAL PATTERN:

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