All my life I have lived at least an hour away from the beach. This pattern was inspired by a compilation of all my beach days whether it be in Florida, Cuba, or Tybee Island. The medium used is gouache on cold pressed watercolor paper.
The pattern can be versatile, just by taking out the text it can be transformed into a surface design.
I began the process by sketching the motifs with brush and ink. The permanent quality of the ink helps to create fresh and fluid line work unlike the clean and detailed look that I can get with graphite.