How did this print come about?
“We really wanted to develop a fruit print she could easily integrate into her wardrobe. I sketched a few options for our head of design (Elliot Staples), and once this one was selected, I added colors that paired well with our collection.”
Describe your creative process.
“First, I selected fruits and leaves of different shapes that I thought would create a unique, lively tropical motif. I set up a still life of the fruits and sketched each one separately. I also sketched the leaves and then painted them with watercolors and outlined them in pen to add varied brush strokes and line qualities. Next, the sketches were scanned so that colors, shapes and sizes could be manipulated digitally. Then, the separately edited fruit-and-leaf motifs were used to make a repeating pattern.”