Squid Drawing + Leafy (someday) Patterns

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I’ve been on a pen & ink fix right now. I’ve been hand lettering and drawing every chance I get thanks to the inspiration from my friend and this talented lady. My brother-in-law thinks this looks like a squid of some sort, I agree. It does remind me of being under water. I’m really happy how it turned out. I also wanted to do something a little different, and started drawing leaves. I like how it turned out, I’m going to leave the drawing as-is and turn it into a pattern. I’m also on a pattern kick right now, too.

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UPDATE: I finished the leafy pattern! Check out the pattern and download it for twitter/desktop here!
 

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    1. Jenn says:

      Beautiful. Can’t wait to see your patterns.

    2. Awesome. Did you see the lady who drew patterns on her wall instead of buying wallpaper? You should do that. At my house. (Someday when I actually have a house.) :)

    3. Marissa says:

      This makes me want to get a tattoo. When I finally decide to get one for real, I’m going to beg you to design it for me. This is so beautiful and makes me want to start drawing again!

    4. stacy says:

      really cool! you should sell some prints of your drawings!

    5. Leah says:

      Totally agree with the squid thing, love the leaves!

    6. Lili says:

      I hear you on the pattern kick, I can’t get enough lately. I’ve started collecting fat quarters of fabrics…so pretty (and dangerous)…
      Oh, and I always enjoy your patterns. I love the simplicity of the leaves.

    7. so awesome looking! it makes me want to draw (for the first time in my life).

    8. [...] I have mentioned before, I’m kind of on a pattern kick and last week’s leaf drawing was just begging to become one. Funny story, Chris and I have had our 24″ iMac for just over [...]

    9. [...] Artwork (leafy freebie here) [...]

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