I have recently got into Mexican art and especially the oaxaca animal carvings in great bright colours so I decided to base my idea and mood board around this theme.
I chose to draw lazy leopards. Here is my original drawing.
I should have thought out the tree branches better and made them interlink as I dont think my final design flows very well. Also maybe a pattern or texture in the background would bring it to life a bit more.
And I used photoshop because I didn't have the tools to trace by hand and I hate live trace.
Also I would spend more time playing with colours but think I need to step away for a bit and come back to it.
I'm pretty happy with the result but think with more planning it could be a lot better. Here is my pattern block and sample below.