A Wolf in Tile's Clothing

You sometimes find inspiration in the most random places, right? I came across a chip/crack in the linoleum tile flooring in my apartment building. I would walk past it a few times a day, on my way in and out of the building, to take the trash out, or to get the Thai food I ordered for dinner. I always found myself going "Oh look, a wolf!" as I would walk past it - finding it impossible to un-see the animal shape within. 

So, I decided to do a fun little illustration of a wolf/fox/animal – using the negative space of the tile as my inspiration and guideline. I tried to use geometric and minimal lines to create the shapes that would form the animal. Subtle and interesting gradients add a light, but graphic touch, which I think brings the whole thing together.

See the process below: