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Surface pattern designing

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

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

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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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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