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Abstract Tropical Fruit Patterns
March 17, 2019

Abstract has never been thing. I’ve always found it so difficult to draw anything abstract but this week I’m on my fourth week assignment from Folio Focus. We have been asked to work on an abstract pattern and to use them on a cushion cover design. So I scratched my head for a couple days and when I nearly gave up on this assignment I had an epiphany moment!

I was eating papaya when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to illustrate when I looked at my papaya and realised it look really interesting. So I used “tropical fruits” as my inspiration for creating a pattern for this week’s assignment. I didn’t use their real colours but instead I illustrate them with different colours. The fruits I illustrated for this pattern are kiwi, passionfruit, mangosteen, papaya, watermelon, lemon, lime and grapefruit.

I want this pattern to feel very summery and refreshing, just like how these delicious tropical fruits taste. I also used the same colour palette and big paint brushes to create a very “abstract” looking pattern and I think it looks great on the cushion cover!

I’m going to exhibit with Dot & Flow at the Blueprint art licensing trade show this May in New York. This is one of my show pieces and hopefully I will be able to license this pattern to a company so I can see it on real products. Or even if I could see a little gear wearing a dress with this pattern one day that would be awesome. Either way fingers crossed!

I used this pattern on different product mockups. I love the little girl’s dress with this pattern and I also love the tableware mockups. I just hope one day I will be able to make all the products become a reality as I love them so much! I would love to have plates and bowls with this pattern on them!

Which product is your favourite? I would love to hear your thoughts.

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