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!

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:

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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:

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And on a beanie, which I may just have to order for myself:

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That’s it for me! Until tomorrow!

Last week was a free for all and I ended up with 7 very different patterns. To give myself a focus, I’ve decided to do Theme Sprints.

This first sprint will be Geometric Design, one of my very favorite things to do. It appeals to the mathematical side of my brain and it provides an endless source of inspiration, color palettes, and more.

I’m thrilled with today’s geometric pattern, it’s simplicity appeals to, and it allowed me to spend some time making different color stories. I put my favorite up on Redbubble, but eventually all these versions will make it up there.

 

For Redbubble, I created two versions – a print, non-repeating version, and a repeating version for larger items. Here’s one of the variations on a large throw pillow.

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This pillow, along with 55 other items with this design, are available on Redbubble!

Until tomorrow!