Making Patterns… and a Photo Print sale

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design – Module 2

I signed up to the second module of the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design online course but I’ve hardly done any actual work – gargh… (well, module 2 is more about reading about trends etc but the point is I really can’t afford the course but on a whim decided to click ok and it was too late to cancel (when I came to my senses lol)).

I’ve downloaded all the course materials so it’s not a total waste but I’m too stressed as no proper work but I don’t want to give up and stop studying and trying things out.

Here’s some quick mockups… for the first weeks homework – not that happy with them – I do rather like the 2nd plate set especially the mug and small plate so might have a further play with that one.

ABSPD M2 homework ABSPD M2 homework

A motif made from my Illustration.

Geometric Pattern from an Illustration

A repeat pattern made from my photograph of a building in London

Geometric Photo Pattern

 

ps: I sold a Photographic Print via Fine Art America

I did sell a print this morning which is always nice to hear!

Art Prints

Tribal Leaf Graphic Motif…

I signed up to “The Making it in Design School” Summer Camp which started a few days ago – I signed up to two of the levels but picked just one to work on as I have also signed up to the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2014 which starts on Tuesday so that should keep me busy for a bit!

Make It In Design Summer School
Make It In Design Summer School
Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2014
Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2014

 

I scanned a doodle and tidied it up and had a play… I do love pulling shapes out of other shapes and I can get carried away so I have to stop!! I seem to end up with a leaf shape all the time!!?!?

surface pattern design motif
playing around with a motif that has been scanned and tidied in illustrator.

 

Here’s some swim suit mock ups – the brief is for Retro Geometrics on Swim Wear (there are shorts too) and the colour palette was also chosen for inspiration.

I do like the bottom two … the bottom left needs changes to make it work… hmmm…

mockups on swimsuit - selection.
mockups on swimsuit – selection.

 

I decided to add some of the patterns to the Print All Over Me website to see how they look on different products – these are for sale so go check it out!

 

I will update with the final submission and link to the gallery which goes live later this week once it’s finally completed – I hope to submit today or tomorrow.

 

Procrastinating on the final piece for the summer school I went off on a slight different angle and got these…

layered leaf graphic motif
layered leaf graphic motif

I’ve decided to submit this one as I have other work to do and really needed to submit something by tonight.

pattern design on swim suit mockups
pattern design on swim suit mockups

 

Lenny-Carter-Intermediate-ONE
Lenny-Carter-Intermediate-ONE

 

More Sea Anemones…

I do like dismantling previous motifs … you end up with even more motifs for even more patterns… ­čÖé

I was playing about with my Sea Anemone ‘Mouth’ motif (see previous post) – and I transformed/blended and deleted bits of two of the below motifs…

hought I'd play with the shape a little - also switching colours around to see what happens...
thought I’d play with the shape a little – also switching colours around to see what happens…

… and ended up with these…

lots of little 'Jazz Hands'
lots of little ‘Jazz Hands’

I have yet to the Sea Fleas leaping around some cups… I think I need some sleep first.

 

oops.. nearly forgot to add this one I did earlier… same motif as above with some various changes in stroke/colour etc.

Though I’d add a little burst of colour at the sides… bacteria anyone?

anemone mouth motif turned into a floral type shape... various selection of changes give in this collection.
anemone mouth motif turned into a floral type shape… various selection of changes give in this collection.

Related Images:

Sunny Bones…

A pattern formed from from this initial doodle page…

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a quick repeat of the doodle…┬áSquiggle-Screwdriver

I moved the motif around itself turning into a ‘sun’ star burst effect – I’ve removed segments and parts to see what else was in the form.

sunny bones experiments - shifting motifs around
sunny bones experiments – shifting motifs around

One piece formed. will play with colours tomorrow – some background texture could be good.

Sunny Bones experiments - sunshine spread.
Sunny Bones experiments – sunshine spread.

 

Sunny Bones experiments - sunshine spread. Mint version
Sunny Bones experiments – sunshine spread. Mint version

One Poop or Three?

Tesla Pups!

I was thinking of trying to screen print my Tesla pup onto some fabric.

As the little guy is all about geometrics then a normal square might just be a bit too normal… triangular cushion would probably suit better… also reflects his poop ick

I didn’t spend much time on colour options as wasn’t sure if I wanted kids colours… ie: primary… this then led me to think┬átertiary colours ­čśŤ

Tesla Pup cushion mockup
Tesla Pup cushion mockup

 

what do you think?

(ps: he was born from this pattern from the ABSPD module one class ‘deconstructing patterns’ ┬áLINK to my previous blog post)

I bought a Cameo silhouette and have yet to try it properly – did make some gift boxes for jewellery pieces I made and sold at Christmas and tried cutting some felt (mixed results) but I keep meaning to try cutting a stencil and screen printing something.

I’m slightly reluctant as my last attempt ended in ruining a whole screen and I somehow managed to do it the wrong way round! gargh.

I was trying to make a rag doll of a stop motion character that I made a few years ago –

Clara – the stop motion puppet who makes her own stop motion puppets

Her worst nightmare… being a dolly… a rag doll type of dolly – gargh!

RunnyCustard: Clara Production Gallery &emdash; Clara Production images

I want to make her mini puppets too and her bag with a sketch book inside (maybe not the sketchbook?)

Clara - rag doll test
Clara – rag doll test

I’m thinking I should try again but choose something that is easier to print and sew up – the Clara doll test version had a funny neck and her fingers need to be in a ‘mitten’ shape as sewing the fingers was awkward and looked terrible.

Triangular Tips

the following patterns came originally from the blue shell like doodle (lower left corner)

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random doodles and mark makings

I’m suppose to be getting on with a ‘underwater’ themed (unofficial!)┬áassignment but I do like to play and dismantle patterns to create more motifs and patterns.

I basically keep going until my illustrator (or photoshop) goes stupidly slow due to the massive file size issues lol

 

nearly forgot to add these – formed from the ‘Tesla Pups” pattern mentioned in an earlier post.

 

Tesla Cross
Tesla Cross

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Tesla Floral
Tesla Floral