I started my process with coming up with different shapes to use for a motif.
I chose the motif with the square and the pentagon.
These are my five pattern ideas. I went with the first pattern.
Here are my three inking patterns. I went with the first pattern.
Here is my final design.
some things I picked up from the critique includes:
- move focal points away from the center
- keep improving craftsmanship
- motif not present
- more variety
Thoughts about process
I did not have a pleasant time working on this project. It was hard for me to come up with a good motif and the one I eventually used was not a very good one. I just could not come up with any creative patterns with this motif and I probably should have gone with a different one.