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We've just come to the end of the first module of the art and business of surface pattern design ecourse and I'm already looking forward to starting module 2 in November. Module 1 was all about finding inspiration, mark making, creating motifs, understanding pattern design, homing in on our own style, colour choices plus loads more. I've loved every minute of this course and have met (virtually) so many lovely inspiring people from all over the world. One of the things I've enjoyed most is turning my own sketches into patterns so I thought I'd share a few pictures showing the stages from scanning my original drawings through to a completed pattern.
Scanned motifs from my sketchbook.
A couple more weeks into my course we started looking at colour and various ways to come up with new colour palettes. I chose a colour combination of navy blue, mustard and greys for my motifs, and digitally coloured them.
This is a physical box repeat tile I created by printing my motifs in varying scale and doing lots of measurements to ensure the correct positions to work as a repeating pattern.
Which I later scanned to check it worked... and to my astonishment it did! I discovered playing around with cut out motifs and re-positioning them is a great way to come up with new pattern combinations.