Nicola Rowe

Mixed media artist

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Summer inspired botanical pattern

I started out drawing flowers from a wild flower book that i borrowed from the library. I tried to keep my shapes quite simple as i am quite new to pattern design.

First i just started drawing some organic shapes etc.

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I didnt use all the flowers/shapes that i drew, just some of them. Below you can see a few close ups of my initial sketches.

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After sketching i then drew up my design on the computer and coloured from a colour palette picture from 'Design Seeds' that i liked.

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The picture above shows the colour palette from which i took my inspiration and colours from.

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The darker chocolatey brown version above.

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The lighter coffee coloured version above.

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My finished designs in Illustrator.

I have done in two colourways, a darker more chocolatey brown and a lighter coffee colour. I am pleased with both colours and the general pattern, though i have lots to learn yet about pattern design.

Thank you Shelley for putting together a wonderful class! 

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