Lazy leopards

Lazy leopards - student project

Hello, 

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. 

Lazy leopards - image 1 - student project

I chose to draw lazy leopards. Here is my original drawing. 

Lazy leopards - image 2 - student project

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. 

Lazy leopards - image 3 - student project

Lazy leopards - image 4 - student project