Repeating pattern design in progress. This is very much influenced by both japanese prints and William Morris. This way of making a repeating pattern effectively involves two drawings, one that is around the outside that will match up when the tile repeats and the other (in this case the ducks) in the middle of the page. This is watercolour so no doubt there will be a bit of messing around in photoshop afterwards to line up the pattern!
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One of the most recognisable songbirds in the garden is the plucky Robin. Being a member of the thrush family, it’s not only cousin to the song thrush and blackbird, but also to the nightingale, so it’s no surprise that the robin has a beautiful voice as well.
The earliest depictions of the use of the heart symbol is believed to derive from the ancient culture of Cyrene, a North African city which was founded by the Greeks in 631 BC, and then later ruled by the Romans.
There’s a lot of ancient mythical beasts which seem pretty isolated, unique to a country’s culture, or even to a specific region. Others, like mermaids, dragons, and giants, are intercultural, being known by many. The Phoenix is one of these mythical superstars, and was known by the Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians, and even by the Chinese.