Drawing and painting in my sketchbook is mostly just for my personal fun, exploration and relaxation. Rarely I sketch with a particular pattern-to-be in mind. But then, when I look at my sketches again after a while, they still may become patterns.
I drew this watercolour sketch in late August in my mother’s garden at the Baltic Sea:
And last weekend I taught a prenatal yoga teacher training at the North Sea, where these pink beauties caught my eye in the ashram’s garden:
I felt that these flowers could make a pretty pattern together and spend most of my pattern-making time this week actually erasing the background from these sketches and separate the different flower shapes in Photoshop. That was quite a meticulous and arduous thing to do, but once the last stray pixel was deleted, making the pattern and the repeat was like sunshine on a September day.
I gave my pattern the name “fall folk flowers” and added a dramatic black background:
I would love this dress!
And now I really feel like working with some clean vector shapes in Illustrator again.