Hand Me The Shovel

Hand Me The Shovel - student project

So -- I've wanted to a cutesy little graveyard themed pattern FOREVER. So I thought now that I know the basics, why not give it a shot? 

Here's the brainstorming page and my original sketches. There were TONS of elements and I wasn't sure which ghost design I wanted to stick with. 

Hand Me The Shovel - image 1 - student project

I decided on a handful of elements and a muted color palette. Once I was coloring. I realized how muddy all the greys and greens looked, so I added that shock of orange to the bones and the moon, which I think really changed it up. 

Here's the finished repeated pattern: 

Hand Me The Shovel - image 2 - student project

I actually don't have illustrator so I had to go about skipping the side-overlapping elements. Don't quite know how to make that work in Photoshop! But yeah, here it is. A good first try!

EDIT: Afterward I got really hype and did two more. It's seriously so hard to match up overlapping edges in photoshop. 

Hand Me The Shovel - image 3 - student project

Aaand a simpler fall pattern. 

Hand Me The Shovel - image 4 - student project