I saw an art journal spread on Instagram using house shapes. Since I love everything about houses, I decided to create my own house-based spread.
I chose photos of interiors for the house shape because I love home design and nesting. And because I also love getting out and exploring, I chose nature photos for the roof shapes.
Here are the houses and roofs glued down in my art journal.
I then outlined the houses with a thick black line and added some lines to create spaces to add doodle pattern to.
Here I started the doodle patterns with parallel lines using a thinner pen.
I added a checkerboard pattern in the upper center space.
I added a variation of the checkerboard pattern to add variation while keeping some continuity in the design.
I wanted to add even more contrast to the outer areas, so used a different pattern that has more black areas.
For the bottom areas I repeated patterns from the top areas, but in a different order and with some minor variations.
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