At the moment I am currently working on a project for a competition, I’m not giving too much away as my entry isn’t finished and sent off yet! But I thought there was no harm in giving a sneak peak! So in true ELE fashion I have used repeat pattern, these are cute little food based patterns that were quick and easy to create! Stay tuned for more info on the competition in weeks to come!
So I know it’s been a while since my last post as I have been in Disneyland, but I’m back and gracing you with my new poppy pattern. This pattern is a first for me and combines both solid colour and shapes with outlines, outlines work great as space fillers and I think I will be using the technique in more of my future patterns!
Wow… long title there!
So it’s that time again for a new pattern, and whilst trying to think of idea for a design I was pretty stumped until Google came to the rescue! It provided me with the information that today is the 126th Anniversary of the public opening of the Eiffel Tower. I love Paris, and have visited the Eiffel Tower many times myself, so was the perfect idea for a pattern. The finished design took a while but is very pretty and looks great in the pastel colours!
As a designer I am constantly playing around with different techniques and ways of creating surface pattern, and this recent seashell inspired pattern is a prime example of this. I created it digitally like normal however decided to keep it as only line art and experiment with layering. I’m quite pleased with the result and will probably be trying this technique to more patterns!
With all these new patterns i’ve been doing lately I thought it was time to revisit my doodle series as it is a project I want to keep constant. Once again this pattern originated from a doodle of swirls, and took absolutely ages to complete in Photoshop as I was being really picky with layout but I have to say I love this one especially in the lighter colours!
Carrying on with my selection of ink based patterns comes these two leaf/nature inspired designs. I Am really enjoying playing about with colour and layering within these patterns and the different effects this can create. I have to say I’m not to keen on the second set of leaf designs and much prefer the first design, I think it would look great as wallpaper!
So after posting my tree print yesterday that was initially designed using ink drawings of trees, I decided to give the technique another go with a different design. What I love about this way of working is that once the scans are cleaned up in Photoshop, it’s so easy to re colour them and play about with colour schemes and layouts. This next design is based on the iris of an eye, I went a bit crazy with different colourways for this one so enjoy flicking through!