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Amanda Hepburn

Always arrives with camera attached.

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Illustrator: Surface pattern design

My inspiration was my recent photography walk taking pictures of flowers and wildlife (insects!). Some of these pictures can be seen in my Flickr album 'Natural Britain': https://www.flickr.com/photos/dancinggecko/albums/72157673775626585

Here are some of my initial sketches and colouring-ins:

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Here are the motifs I put together:

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And the resulting pattern, which I call 'Hedgerows':

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I played with colours for ages and wasn't that enamoured with many of them, but here are a few variants:

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I didn't keep the images I randomly found for my colour-palette stage. 

Learnt a lot in this class – thank you very much. I will be especially mindful of colour palettes next time, as I wasn't happy with mine. I should have kept at it until I was.

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