I liked the orangutan in my art journal so much, I decided to create a pattern based on her.
I will call the pattern Boho Orangutan and make it the first in a collection called Boho Jungle.
My first step was to make this black & white drawing of the orangutan and embellish it with doodles.
Then I drew some leaf shapes to use as a background for the pattern.
I created a color palette for my Boho Jungle collection. I will only use a subset of these colors in the orangutan pattern.
I added color to the orangutan motif.
I like to create backgrounds by placing a transparent pattern on top of the background color.
Then I place the orangutans in a scatter pattern on top of the background. I could finish here, but I thought the pattern could use some more texture. I decided to add some transparent orangutans behind the main ones.
Here is the completed pattern, which is available in my Redbubble shop.