I already had an inspiration board before I took this class, but this class gave me some very helpful ways of looking at it, and definitely gave me a different way to approach using that inspiration. I chose this image as my inspiration:
The ten observations I came up with were:
4. Vertical stripes
5. Whimsical (nothing too perfect)
7. Graphic (mostly broad lines)
8. Limited colors
I mostly design my fabrics for myself, and this color palette would not work for me, nor did I think the tribal nature was in my artistic wheelhouse. However, I am a Zentangle artist, and I thought it would be pretty easy to use this as a jumping off point for a piece using Zentangle patterns. I really enjoyed breaking the pattern down, figuring out what I liked about it, and using THAT as my inspiration rather than the original image.
I had tons of fun developing my Zentangle version of this pattern, and I'm sure I'll try this exercise again!