With all of the orders out of the way and all of Christmas organised, I thought I would treat myself and just sit for a while and doodle - as per usual,my doodle had a life of its own and ended up an A4 size image that I was really happy with.
I really enjoyed adding all of the patterns inside the outlines so thought I would do another one. Here is how it progressed.
The first step is to get the idea out of my head and onto paper. I used a compass to make the outline of the design and then filled it in with flowers, leaves, swirls and the bird.
I use fine line markers to go over the pencil design and then rub the pencil lines out. Then the fun begins as I add the details and patterns. For some reason, I always do the leaves first and the large flowers last.
Until I actually put pen to paper I don't have a specific idea of what patterns are going to work where, I just go with the flow.
And this is the finished work. I think it would work well as a print or even an image on a T-shirt. What do you think?