"Let's Flamingle" Collection Inspiration

I start by sourcing my own photos with a tropical flamingo theme in mind. Then I pencil some rough sketches on paper to capture the beginning of the motifs and design. I draw the images separately and go over them with dark ink.

I integrate white space in the motifs to create a fresh modern water color style. To create this effect I place watercolor paper over my sketch on Art-O-Graf light board and paint around the lines and leave thin white spaces on the paper to break up the sections.

This creates a kind of stencil like effect.

I like to use black in my designs because black goes with everything!

I then scan the paintings into Photoshop to clean up the motifs.

The designs are vectorized in Adobe Illustrator and arranged to create a repeating pattern.

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