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
Drawing of a panda with bamboo and sunset.
A variety of coloured and sized circles.
I’ve been learning Illustrator for 3 weeks. It feels like longer! It’s a massive program, which I doubt I will have scratched the surface of, even after a year of study. After beginning on my laptop, I quickly moved onto the iPad in order to draw more easily with the Apple Pencil. It was learning… Continue reading ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR FOR IPAD
OMG! Photoshop on my laptop and iPad is amazing! I've been practising pattern making in Photoshop today, and jumping between the two programmes is awesome. I prefer to draw with my apple pencil on the iPad but the iPad version doesn't have all the features of the desktop version. Saving to the Cloud allows me… Continue reading PHOTOSHOP FOR DESKTOP AND IPAD
I’ve been experimenting with watercolours and fine liners lately. With the lockdowns and fading light, photography has become more and more difficult. I love being creative and wanted something I can do in my house, on my own, whenever I have a spare moment. I’ve been exploring these two media, both very new to me.… Continue reading Watercolour and ink