Blog, Illustration, surface pattern design, Uncategorized

Creating pattern motifs

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

Blog, Illustration, Uncategorized

Watercolour and ink

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

Blog, Commercial, Illustration, Running your own art business

My finished pattern design

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

Blog, Illustration, Running your own art business

Teaching yourself 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