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Marguerite Bellangue

Fashion and Print Designer

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Spring Pattern!

For my pattern I've decided to draw from what comes to mind when I hear the word "spring" and the Pantone colors of the year since they would work so well in a light, refreshing spring color scheme. 

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I've finally finished my motifs! I've decided to work with the shapes of beetles, specifically the stag beetle, along with the floral, leaf, and butterfly shapes so I can add more of a natural and unusual quality to my design.

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Here's the final print! 

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I think it looks like what one of those really wild prints from the 1960s would look like in pastel colors. It was definitely a process getting the elements to line up perfectly in the repeats, but I'm happy with how it turned out. In a larger scale, I've discovered that the butterflies kind of make a two toned grid areound the flowers! Oh well, this is my first attempt at doing a print with this many elements, so I'm still learning. I think once I have more time I'm going to try a couple of different colorways and maybe try putting it on some garment illustrations to see how that would look.

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