Inspired by a pebbly road on my trip to the Snowy mountains a couple of months ago.
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Today I worked on some of my illustrations to create new patterns.
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Back to doing botanical illustrations. Found this pretty hibiscus while on a walk so decided to illustrate it.
I have been trying to work with ink and slowly getting the hang of it. I love how the black looks really black if that makes any sense 😛
Was playing around with the pattern and wasn’t really sure which direction I should go in. Finally I just did two one mirrored and the other a drop repeat. Which one do you like ?
Rangoli is a folk art from India in which patterns are created on the floor of the courtyards using colored sand , rice or flower petals. It is made during the festival of Diwali or during occasions such as weddings. The designs are usually geometric but not always limited to it and you can be as creative as possible.
I like the geometry of the designs and so I decided to use it as inspiration for my next pattern. I used floral and paisley motifs to create a contrast with the geometric pattern. For the color palette I went with monochromatic using tints and shades of blue. Here’s what it looks like.
Hope you like it. 🙂
One of my favorite places in Sydney is the Royal Botanic Gardens. Last time I went there I had clicked some photos of the amazing flowers you can find there. I made pencil illustrations of my favorites and created a pattern of them using Photoshop.
I love making mirrored patterns but they need a lot of accuracy. After a couple of glitches here and there I finally manged to get them right. Here’s how they turned out. When I first started making the pattern I was only going to have it in the black background. But then I thought I should do a color option so did one in white. Personally, I prefer the white one 🙂 as it feels more delicate.