Tropical Pattern Collection

Tropical Pattern Collection - student project

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Staying with family in tropical North Queensland at the moment, so I was inspired by the bright colours everywhere - in the leaves, flowers and animals, and the blend between land and water. The texture effect I applied to these patterns also kind of makes it look like everything has been rained on, which is appropriate because it rains a lot here!

 It’s not literally quite *this* bright and colourful everywhere - in reality there’s a lot of green, and then pops of colour everywhere. But I chose a bright palette because the intensity captures how the environment here feels - there’s always so much going on, to the point that sometimes it borders on overwhelming. And it’s very alive. 

So the colour scheme captures that feeling. It’s amazing here, sometimes relaxing, but also sometimes intense!

But the aqua colour throughout a lot of the patterns reflects my favourite colour, and also the real colour the rivers can be in the right season - that’s when it feels as blissful and chill as you imagine a tropical holiday to be. My favourite moments.

 

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I could add more to this collection still.... the leaves around here have so many amazing natural patterns, and I haven’t captured them all. And there are more creatures - insects, butterflies, sea creatures, reptiles - that are inspiring too. So I could keep going for ages!! So I’ll either add more, or break this collection into a couple of related collections instead.

When I started the collection, I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to come up with enough ideas - but ended up with the opposite problem instead!

 

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Jessie Renee
Author, Artist, Adventurer
Teacher