I decided to take Elizabeth Olwen's class on Skillshare--Pattern Design I: Creating Inspiring Repeats. After browsing the work of other students it spurred me forward to create something of my own.
I'm not a great artist by any means but I found sketching to be calming and very cathartic. First, I gathered images that spoke to my personal style and made a mood board. Then, keeping the mood board close, I began some doodles and drawings. I actually really got into it.
These are some of my sketches so far. I haven't pulled any into Illustrator yet but I'll update when I get the chance to work more on it. I'm excited to continue this project!
If anyone is interested in taking the class, the link is below.