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Giraffic Jam

A giraffe was born recently at a zoo by my house (Detroit Zoo), and I decided to make this the theme for my pattern.

For inspiration, I looked for things that are relevant to giraffes' lives. I researched their eating habits and searched for photographs of leaves, berries, and flowers that are common in their diet.

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For lack of a stylus, I doodled in my sketchbook first and digitized my doodles on the computer from pictures of my sketches.

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There were many vectors that I decided to omit because they competed too much with all the other elements.

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After a lot of tweaking, I finally finished my Earthy, flowery, leafy, pastel-y pattern. I ended up making a light pattern and a dark pattern because the different background colors made them look so different.

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And here are the product mock-ups:

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Thank you, Elizabeth, for this wonderful and entertaining class! I've always wanted to make patterns but never knew where or how to start. I definitely see a lot of pattern designing in my future - they are so fun and rewarding to make!

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