Getting ready for my first SURTEX, the annual art-licensing event which takes place in New York every Spring. Pattern design has become part of my day-to-day life, if I am not working on a pattern, I am most probably thinking about one. One of the categories of surface design I am focusing on is florals.
Step 1 in creating a collection of floral patterns was a field trip to the Allan Gardens Conservatory.
I got really excited when I spotted these Golden Ball Cacti:
Step 2: With these plants in mind, I started scribbling in my sketchbook:
Step 3: There are endless variations and I am now working on several cacti patterns. Here’s a sneak peek: