How to use mockups for pattern designs.
Here is a quick look at my latest pattern build process. I’m currently stalking Bonnie Christine on Skillshare! 😆 Sketches Colour palette Colour motifs Pattern build What’s your process for creating? Share a picture or tell me about it in the comments below! Take care, Michelle
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… Continue reading Creating pattern motifs
How to create colour palettes in Adobe Illustrator when designing surface patterns.
Learning surface pattern design with Bonnie Christine
I finished my first repeating pattern with Anne LaFollette's mini course! I've learnt lots about Adobe Illustrator, and I've come realise I want more! I can see how big this creative program is and how it is the programme used in the graphics and illustration industry. I going to have to invest in it, as… Continue reading My finished pattern design
I've started Anne LaFollette's pattern design mini course, 'From Doodles to Dollars'. For day 1, I created sketches to use in a pattern. I drew them on my iPad Pro using Procreate and Apple Pencil. Anne works on paper and photographs her sketches to digitise them. I took inspiration from my daily walk in the… Continue reading Teaching yourself pattern design