After making the watercolor pencil drawing of an egret for the Illustration Friday I had an idea to do a similar, almost the same image but using a pen and patterns. Since the original image was quite simple the conversion turned out to be quite easy.
It's a swamp all right, a swamp of patterns. Adding the shades really helped add order to this image. Before the shades it was hard to distinguish where one surface ended and another started. Shading made the surfaces pop out.
I can't decide which version I like better, the watercolor pencil or this one. Here they are side by side.
Which one do you like better?