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Kokeshi Kitties

I like the simplicity of Kokeshi Dolls and cats so I decided to combine the two for this pattern.

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These are the original paintings of my kokeshi kitties.

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This is how they turned out after Image Trace in Illustrator CC.

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For my first pattern I created them in rows and added watercolor doodles using the watercolor brushes in Illustrator.  I can't decide if I like the pink background or the teal better.

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Then I created a tossed pattern with the dolls going in different directions.  It's purrfect (i couldnt resist the pun) for quilting fabric.

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I really, really enjoyed this method.  Sometimes Image Trace doesnt do watercolor justice but if the images are small and simple it keeps the watercolor look and feel.

Lynda M. Metcalf

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