I’ve challenged myself to design a pattern a month this year. Although I designed a few in 2016, I was not as motivated as in 2015 when I also did my “pattern a month” challenge. I enjoy seeing how my skill and style is developing and evolving. Many of my designs are available on Spoonflower as fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap. Visit my Spoonflower shop here.
2017 pattern designs to date. All are available on Spoonflower.
In 2016 I designed a handful of patterns, primarily using watercolors and hand drawn elements. I’m especially fond of the ink daisies overlaying the watercolor background. I plan on using this technique again.
2015 Patterns. From the start I used hand drawn elements from my sketchbook, but also started using hand painted elements as opposed to “painting” them in Photoshop.
I think the most successful patterns were created after the fact – when I didn’t set out to design a pattern. I created the artwork, and then said, “I like that, I think I’ll use it in a pattern.”
Many of my designs are available on Spoonflower as fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap.
Interested in pattern design? I’ve written a few helpful posts you may want to check out:
- How to create a repeating pattern in Photoshop NEW
- Designing patterns important things to remember
- How to create a repeating pattern in Photoshop
- Gardening pattern (shows the process)