Latest Project: Big Cats Pattern

Added on by Nathan Hoang.

Big Cat Pattern, 2015

While trying to figure out which animals would go underneath my Giraffe, I sketched out some cats. I looked at it for a minute and decided it'd make a nice pattern.

Process of the tiger and other big cats:
1. Outline // 2. Base // 3. Watercolor fur // 4. Duplicated fur with stripes and details // 5. Shadows

Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah

Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah

After I painted eight unique cats, I laid them out in four different diamond arrangements to see which worked best.

After I painted eight unique cats, I laid them out in four different diamond arrangements to see which worked best.

Then I split the diamond up into four parts, moving each corner to the opposite, diagonal corner in order to make a seamless pattern.

Then I split the diamond up into four parts, moving each corner to the opposite, diagonal corner in order to make a seamless pattern.

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Now there's a gift wrap pattern to finally to put to rest that the woman known as "Big Cat Lady" is actually into big cats. Not a cat lady who's large in size, nor a lady who's a big fan of cats. Either way, she's crazy, but this a much needed clarification for the neighborhood.