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Graceful Ginko

I've always loved ginko trees. The leaves have a unique yet simple shape that I wanted to experiment with. My initial inspiration was a ginko tree that I passed everyday on the way to and from work. I'd taken a picture of a leaf that I picked up from that tree, and used it as my first leaf model.

I pulled some of the colors from that image, but wanted some contrast to stand up to the vibrant greens, so also pulled colors from two rose photos I'd taken. 

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I'm excellent at stick figures, but that's about it, so don't judge my sketches too harshly ;) 

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From there I worked to digitize the images.  Here are my black & white versions. I experimented with more detailed versions, but decided that I wanted to experiment with the bold graphic look of more solid leaves. 

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And finally, my colored pattern. 

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And here are some of the other color versions that I came up with.

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