Geometric design theme continues. Today I went for the classic chevron shape. I had some real difficulties getting this one into a repeat. Gorgeous overlapping shapes resulted in a woven textile feel. It actually reminds me a lot of a scarf that I knit many years ago.
Other than that, inspiration was elusive today. I’m happy that I made a passable pattern, but in all honesty its creation was not coming from a place of excitement or passion, but just a let’s get this done attitude. To be expected when creating a design each and every day!
Redbubble! Until tomorrow!
I really like today’s design. BUT! I did it in a bunch of other color ways, and some of them were truly awesome. They really brought out the best in the design, and gave off less of a citrusy vibe than the original (not that there’s anything wrong with citrus). I had at least five versions that I truly loved. Five!
And then Illustrator froze.
And then all my work lost. I even lost my original pattern. Luckily I had an exported png, so I pulled it back into illustrator, used Trace Element to re-vectorize it, and was able to create a few color ways, but not all of them.
Anyway, today’s geometric design is a pattern of organic polka dots with some detailed designs added in for fun.
Here are the three colorways. My personal favorite is #2 in the red and teals. My husband’s favorite is the citrus. I love the playfulness of this design, it really feels like me.
Color way #1
Color way #2
Color way #3
They look mighty fine on pillows!
Colorway #1 – Citrus
Colorway #2 – Red and teal
Colorway #3 – Gold and charcoal
That’s all from me! Until tomorrow.
Today instead of curvy, I did pointy, resulting in a chevron or zigzag design.
I just couldn’t land on a color scheme that looked great on the products. They looked so interesting in photoshop when I was zoomed into the detail, but dulled out a lot on the product shots. I suspect this is one of those designs that would look better in person.
I added a ton of grungy textures to each zigzag which I think creates a really interesting effect. The duo colors remind me of a screen printed piece.
I put two different versions on Redbubble, the pink version and the denim version.
Here’s a bunch of the different color variations I tried out:
And a detailed close up of the pink so you can get an idea of all the interesting textures going on:
And some product shots:
When I woke up this morning, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
The result is not exactly what I had in my head, but it does have the element of graduated circles. I like the way it creates a light and shadow effect. Available on over 53 products on Redbubble!
I know what I want to do next for a theme sprint, but I’m going to stick with Geometric for a while longer. There’s an entire world of design to be explored there.
That’s all for me today. Until tomorrow!
Today I wanted to celebrate tolerance, diversity, and pride. As a mother of two wonderful LGBTQA people, I was planning on making at least a few rainbow designs for them. Also, I love rainbows.
Other than that, the geometric theme continues, again, using my new-found skill in making wavy lines in Illustrator.
These colors truly make me happy.
That’s it for me. See ya tomorrow!
Oh yeah: Redbubble link!
Yes, I’m changing the name of my challenge. Practically no one’s watching (and if you are, Hi!). I think it’s catchier, and it can encompass all the different things I’m doing. And I don’t have to remember if it’s Print and Pattern or Pattern and Print.
Today I put my new found Illustrator skill to use to create something I’ve always wanted to do; It’s not really an optical illusion, but it’s optically interesting. I played a lot with color, but ultimately, I found it to be most striking in black and white.
Here it is on Redbubble!
I found this to be a compelling pattern so I threw it onto a few other products as well. Here it is on a Flare dress on my Art of Where store where I oriented it lengthwise:
And on a beanie, which I may just have to order for myself:
That’s it for me! Until tomorrow!
Today was a floundering day. Did a couple of designs, then decided to move forward with this one. I find it visually stimulating and love the neon colors!
On Redbubble here!
OK, gotta run! Byeeeeeeeee!
See ya tomorrow!