SKETCH, SKETCH, SKETCH!
Draw, doodle, play with lines and shapes. I need to do lots of drawing before I start with a pattern build!
Creating 20-30 sketches produces a good size library to choose from. A valuable bit of learning so far in my pattern design journey is to ensure there is a variety of size and complexity in the sketches to give lots of options when pattern building.
I like to sketch in Procreate on my iPad. It negates the need to scan images into a computer and I love how easy it is to correct mistakes and redo ideas. Once I’m happy with a drawing, I can airdrop it to my laptop- quick and easy!
How do you like to sketch?
I’d love to find out about your sketching process and maybe try out some new ideas. Let’s chat in the comments!