A couple of weeks ago I posted this Foxglove illustration over on my facebook and twitter pages.
I received some amazing feedback about it so I was eager to get to work using Photoshop to create a pattern with it.
Having done some research into past designs which use a similar Foxglove motif, they all seemed to be quite stylized and put into fairly simple repeats. So, I decided to take a similar route with this design and , as I do with most of my patterns, let the illustration do most of the work.
I love the detail I have managed to capture using the fineliner so I thought the design would benefit more from a simple layout and softer colour palette to allow the drawing itself to stand out.
During my time at university, I experimented with what I called an 'unfinished' look to my work.
It only came around by accident but is so effective!
Usually discovered whilst playing around with design development pages where I experimented with colour and media or when I had left a drawing partially done and moved on to something else, it just adds that extra bit of interest to a design. Don't you think?...
Well, I wanted to bring a little touch of colour into the pattern above without overpowering the delicate lines of the flower so I set about trying to introduce this 'unfinished' look into the design, just adding spots of colour in the petals of the flowers.
Would love to hear what you think!