I created this for a brief in my class, The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design this spring. The brief called for something unusual for a children's room that was for a boy or a girl. I am always inspired by nature and I had recently bought some Hen and Chick succulents and love them so I thought these would be a perfect subject. So I started out focusing on succulents that I knew. A good friend of mine, Laura Flavin (aka ModernBird) sent me some pictures for inspiration of some succulents that she had and then the designs took off. Each design started out as hand drawn illustrations and then I digitally colored them in Adobe Illustrator. Here are some of my sketches below.
Once I had the succulent designs were done I wanted to add the rain, triangles, scribble design and the hearts in the same color palette to compliment the collection.
I think this Happy collection would be beautiful as wallpaper, fabric or stationery. Or maybe even wrapping paper!
These designs are available for licensing.
Have a beautiful day, Kathryn