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Watercolor, Illustration, Surface Design

Overlay designs to create a new design and a pattern

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I recently came across a watercolor painting I did in pinks, blues and yellows. At the time I was trying to paint abstractly. The other day for my InkTober challenge I drew Montauk daisies, which are in bloom in the yard. I immediately thought of that watercolor and thought it would be cool to overlay the daisies over it.

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I did something a little different with this pattern. I set up the watercolor painting so the edges don’t fall in the same place as the edges of the ink drawing. (They fall in the center.)

I’m happy to be designing patterns again and remembering how to have the background line up differently was a small victory for me! Last time I was working with a pattern I was struggling with having it be organic and actually lining up when it repeated.

If you’d like to learn more hereΒ is a post onΒ how to create a pattern. Let me know if you’d like more info on the subject. πŸ™‚

Here is the design on repeat:

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

2 thoughts on “Overlay designs to create a new design and a pattern

  1. You know I’m a fan. Thanks for sharing this today πŸ™‚

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