An update on my self-punishment: I gave up on trying to color the interior of every element and went with the ones that were already mostly enclosed, leaving the rest to line art. The result, in three colorways:
Sometimes I get really caught up in making a pattern and adding all these little details…so much so that I forget I’m going to have to color it later. This is one of those times. 🙃
I struggle with color in my designs; if left to my own devices, I’m drawn to the same color combinations. Sometimes I want to experiment and change things up. I often browse Colourlovers for inspiration, but Pantone also has some nifty palette explorations based on the color of the year. I used the latter for these patterns and I’m happy with how they turned out.