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Garden Friends Collection

Hello!
My name is Emily and I live in Lawrence, Kansas. I love to do illustration and surface pattern design. I hope to make a career out of them someday, but I am still just starting out. I fell in love with patterns after I took Elizabeth’s first class and I am excited to learn more with all of you in this session! I can’t wait to see everyone’s work!

Here is my moodboard:

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Nursery patterns are my favorite as I love to create art for children. For this collection, my theme is 'cute bugs living in a garden' so I have gathered some inspiring patterns and photos of flowers for my moodboard. 

Here are some of my initial sketches:

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Here are some of my icons after I've digitized them in Illustrator. I feel I tend to have more of an illustrated pattern style as opposed to geometric.

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I have been having fun putting this collection together! I decided to make some coordinates as well. Here is the pattern square for the main pattern:

And the full pattern:

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Here are the coordinates. I put little holes in the leaves like the caterpillars have been eating them!

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Thank you so much for all of your comments and feedback!

Below, you can find my previous project:

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Hello everyone! 

I started sketching ideas for this pattern a little while back. It was going slowly and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. Then, I joined this class and found Elizabeth’s lectures so inspiring and helpful that I ended up creating a whole collection out of it!

I wanted it to be a playful pattern, suitable for children. 

I love working with cute, nautical themes; especially little ships and light houses! 

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It's been great fun making patterns! I want to get started on another soon.

Thank you for looking! 

Emily

www.emilyemerson.com

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