Pattern Design: Pollenate  This pattern is available for licensing.
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Detail of "Pollenate" pattern design.
Pretty much everything I create starts in analog. For a surface design like this I figure out the tile repeat manually which guides my drawing.
My underline refined sketch guides my vector building.
Even though I try to pre-determine what I'm going to create before I attempt to create it in vector form, I still art direct myself on the fly. I decided the vine needed to be broken up so I could colorize leaves and other detail independently.