I decided to keep working on my first series of designs, the pipe and bricks designs. In the above illustration the 4 downpipes have evolved into a column of pipeworks. The leaves and organic nature of the design has been simplified and reduced to just 3 leaf elements. I find that after drawing my designs a few times, whilst actually referring to the original photograph, I then start to work without looking back at the original photograph. By this time I have begun to understand what is important to me and isolated those things from the original source. I then naturally use these important elements in my emerging designs.
I worked through the drawings below.
Now I have got to decide which design I like and would want to work on further. I will try and draw my favourite design to scale as soon as possible as this allows me to see if all the details look good in the actual finished size.