Hi there, how are you?
There has been more fun with patterns as I try to catch up with the pattern post card challenge run by Jules Mckeown of @thepatternsocial and Anna of @oravska_house on instagram.
This week she showed how to make a repeating pattern on a piece of paper.
The design is drawn into the middle of the page, cut the paper in half vertically and stick the outsides together in the middle with masking tape.
Continue the design in the centre of the page. Cut the page in half horizontally and stick the outsides together in the middle with masking tape.
Continue the design in the centre of the page. By now you should have completely filled the paper and the pattern should repeat if you lay it next to itself (photocopies or a printed copy helps here).
I’ll link to one of her instagram videos so you get a better idea if your interested.
I started with simple flowers to get the idea (see above), it went a little Skew-whiff, obviously my measuring was not as accurate as it could have been but I like the overall look of it.
The dulled square with a blue outline is the pattern, I put them next to each other in the computer to test it out.
Next a kind of abstracted animal print in happy colours.
Fishes – this is an idea I seem to keep coming back to, something in my head likes drawing schools of fishes, it is long rather than square, I wanted to see if it would work on other shapes. It does hehehe.
After scanning the fishes I decided to place it into illustrator and turn them into colourful fishes.
I think it’s a fun process and a nice change from looking at the computer all of the time.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x