Wanderlust! Exciting, adventurous, possibly crazy; these are things I associate with wanderlust and an adventurous spirit. I was considering who I really thought of when it comes to a spirit of adventure, and I think I have to give it to sailors and people who have the shear bravery to tackle the ocean. I mean, it’s horrifying. There are totally monsters out there that can eat you.
It’s unfathomable, especially now, to think about people not knowing what they might encounter when venturing from port. Finding a new world really was finding a new world, something you’d never even dreamed existed.
I was influenced by Chinese painting and illustration in my design. I love the representation of nature and the design of Chinese sailboats. I can safely say that it was one of the most challenging patterns for me to date. Creating a nice rhythm in the waves while making a repeat pattern was a really interesting and fun exercise.
Thank you for reading, I really enjoyed creating this pattern! I’m very excited for what’s next to come in this pattern based adventure.