Serpentine Pattern

Serpentine Pattern - student project

Drawn on paper & digitised in Photoshop. I still have some work to do & I'm finding it hard to incorporate filler patterns in the red stems. (not sure my canvas is big enough). At the moment, the linework is just scanned pen line & it looks pretty rough, almost like crayon. I'm not sure whether I should smooth off the linework in Illustrator or retain the rough sketched look. The inspiration came from a wonderful tree fern I discovered on a bushwalk.Serpentine Pattern - image 1 - student projectSerpentine Pattern - image 2 - student project