I want to share some of my design process with my most recent calendar project. There is a lot of work that goes into each calendar month, and so I wanted to show you how I translated some of my photographs into graphic patterns.
This is the original photograph I took while I was traveling and I made a paper cut based off of this leaf. I made a simple paper cut from this above photograph.
The micro-pattern was inspired by the craziness of Roman streets. I spent so much time staring at this map as I was lost most of the time.
This is the pattern that I came up with. It has bits and pieces from the map above, but some of it is made up so that it repeats.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the behind the scenes of how I make my illustrations.