Josefina Schargorodsky | Pattern Illustrations
When we brought Josefina on board we noticed something interested about her work… a pattern if you will (pun intended). She has an effortless way with laying out images, leading your eye over a page in a deliciously simple fashion. We were reminded of this when we did her interview last month and asked her to send over some of her favorite patters with a brief description to share with you all.
1- "Medieval Tapestry" is heavily inspired by traditional tapestry from the Middle Ages. I tried to capture that scenes but in a more modern/simplified way of drawing.
2- "70´s flowers" Ever since I was a kid Ive been obsessed with past decades and when I drew this flowers (accidentally while waiting, with marker on a notebook) they instantly reminded me the flower power/hippie movement
3- These swans were part of a page on a sketchbook where I was trying to draw different animal, swans became my favorites.
4- Loli´s Garden. Last summer a bunch of friends went to another friend grandmothers house. Her name is Loli and she is the sweetest human being. Her garden is beautiful so I draw it in my sketchbook and the turned into this pattern.
5- Another sketchbook doodle turned into a pattern. This one I did it while a friend was taking some photos I needed of myself drawing.
6- when I started illustration as a serious matter this was the pattern I kept doing in every background, I'm not sure where it came from.
7- The Cat, actually my overweighted senior cat Uma. She's been such an inspiration for every cat I've ever drawn
8- Big flowers. This is one of my first digital patterns, when I started to explore drawing on photoshop. I also was trying to change the scale on things.
9- Apples, just a little pattern I thought could be kitchen related to go with another illustration. Also, I love red apples and fruits in general, they're super beautiful to draw.
10- Some egiptian iconography and details I discovered in a book of ornaments and wanted to recreate in a pattern.
11- I really love this pattern, is a mix of florals I draw on a sketchbook. Its one of my favorites and took me a lot of time to do because I really wanted it to be seamless.
12- Girls riding horses. There is a well known story in my family that when my great grandmother arrived from Switzerland to a tiny town in the middle of the Argentinian countryside she was the only woman in a horse and drew the attention of everyone. She also had the best style ever.