Intro to Designing Repeat Patterns: Bee Kind

Intro to Designing Repeat Patterns: Bee Kind - student project

I wanted to create a pattern with bees in it because I enjoy drawing bees. I used the provided template to develop a mood board. 

Intro to Designing Repeat Patterns: Bee Kind - image 1 - student project

From there, I sketched a few pages of motifs and then traced the ones I liked using tracing paper so that my sketches to trace in Illustrator were cleaner and all in one place.

Intro to Designing Repeat Patterns: Bee Kind - image 2 - student project

Here's my resulting base pattern tile

Intro to Designing Repeat Patterns: Bee Kind - image 3 - student project

And my repeat

Intro to Designing Repeat Patterns: Bee Kind - image 4 - student project

I think that the flow could be improved but this is my first attempt at a pattern of this kind, so I'm happy with this result.

Thank you to Elizabeth for the class.

 

Cas Winter

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