Blog, Illustration, surface pattern design

pattern design – circles

A variety of coloured and sized circles.

Blog, Illustration, surface pattern design

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR FOR IPAD

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

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PHOTOSHOP FOR DESKTOP AND 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

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TRAINEE SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER!

After 6 months of procrastination, self depreciation and future tripping, I joined a course in Surface Pattern Design. Before clicking ‘pay now’, I read Marie Forleo’s ‘Everything is figureoutable’ from cover to cover. It gave me the kick up the arse I needed to follow my dreams. Every time I get the ‘I’m not good… Continue reading TRAINEE SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER!

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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

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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

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Learning surface pattern design

I’m starting Anne LaFolette’s surface pattern design mini course ‘From Doodles to Dollars’ on Monday! I’m excited to learn about this area of illustration and design and to see if it’s something I would like to delve deeper into. It is a 5 day commitment, Anne will be setting homework assignments! I’m a bit nervous… Continue reading Learning surface pattern design