Welcome to my new feature #PATTERNPLAY!
Every now and again, I plan on sharing some of my ‘The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design’ discoveries, and homework.
You read correctly, homework.
‘The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design‘ is an online course by Make it in Design (surface pattern designer Rachel Taylor & entrepreneur Beth Kempton) aimed at equipping would be designers with all the tools they need to succeed.
I am now into Module two and I am learning all kinds of amazing things. Like how to convert my hand carved stamp prints and doodles into vectors so I can make patterns like the one above.
It isn’t all plain sailing though, I am playing catch up on every level.
Prior to starting this course I had never used Illustrator, let alone heard of Image Trace. My drawings are still very hit & miss, and I don’t have a ‘signature style’ (yet). But, I am having fun, in a tense overwhelming kind of way.
So expect to see more random posts like this, and perhaps ones about my latest favourite pattern or designer.
p.s The Pine Hogs wallpaper I designed, is from one of my #365CREATE projects.
Also. If you love my mock up header image, go check out Mockup Scene Creator – it’s awesome.