New Work – Coconuts & Cocktails

Give me a cocktail, a slice of watermelon and a pair of flip flops and I’m all set for spending a day (and possibly night) at the beach. Naturally these things would play a key role when a ‘summer inspired’ surface pattern design is required, which was the case in this design contest  I’ve set myself to enter.

Beach in progress 2

So I drew lot’s of fruits and beach accessories and starting designing. Here are just a quick few work in progress shots as I was arranging and adding elements to create a repeating pattern design. You can see from the second screenshot I added a few more beachy elements and altered the colour palette to contain less brown and appear fresher. I’ll be posting the final repeating pattern and alternative colour ways as soon as I finish them!