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Sandra Bowers

Illustrator+ Surface Pattern Designer



Oriental Blossoms Surface Design - Patterns Collection


First of all, I want to thank Elizabeth for such an awesome class! You're inspiring!

And now... for my project. I love Cherry blossoms and Japanesse gardens and I've been wanting to draw them for a while, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity. 

I made these sketches in Illustrator. I usually ink everything, scan and then Live Trace but decided to give the digital sketching a shot, and I still don't know if I like it as much as inking first.


And, after messing around with colors and placements (for a veeeery long time), I came up with this collection:


And here's my short story:

ORIENTAL BLOSSOMS: Springtime is here, and the garden is bursting with life, flowers are blooming and butterflies have spread their wings and are now free to fly.  The vibrant garden is now a world of it's own.

Here are the details:




And, I also tried a different colorway, something softer that could be used for kids decor or clothing... or a nursery maybe?


And, finally, I made some mockups to see how it would look like, this is always my favorite part!




I hope you like them! I had a lot of fun! I still have to write the little story about the collection... but I´m thinking about it and will come and add it soon.



Instagram: Sandra Bowers Art


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