Pattern 19/52

I am a bit behind with my pattern challenge these days. For the last two weeks most of my creative energy went into relaunching my website and painting some big paintings for my upcoming show. Also Module 3 of the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design is very business-based with loads of information about licensing, manufacturing and tradeshows and only very few design briefs.

But here comes one, a design for a surfboard:

Cathrin Gressieker_surfboards

I have only surfed once in my life up to now, but I love the surf style and a tropical feel. This pattern is a bit of a cheater, a recycled pattern that I gave some new hues in Photoshop. But it is definitely good practice to breathe some new life into older patterns and give them some fresh surf.