Wed., March 13: Patterns on Patterns

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Digital patterning

Watch these Video tutorials:

Adobe (free help) Adobe help: 

Excellent short video

Another tutorial

  • Objectives: Using the pen tool, shape builder tools and others – create a digital pattern that can be made into a piece of fabric, wallpaper, or other paper goods. (Journal, file folder, etc.) We are also going to learn how to “Recolor Artwork” so you can see your pattern in different color schemes. We will also cover color and color swatches in Illustrator. Pattern Options and Pattern Tiling.

 

Create a digital pattern repeat in Illustrator using 2-5 colors within the file.

Requirements:

1. Experimenting with: Basic tiling, brick, hexing, and mirroring.

2. Present a ” Pattern Collection” for critique.

  • Design a collection of three different cohesive patterns
  • 8″ x 10″ for each of the 3 art boards

 

Things to think about:

1. Color palette/harmony

2. Execution: What do you see this pattern being used for?

3. Tech: pen tool, shape builder, arrangement of layers, (overlapping shapes) composition, Recoloring Artwork, scale tool, etc.

4. Stylistic: Abstract, non-representational, representational, whimsical, geometric?

Other videos: Color Theory

Chapter 5: Color and Swatches

 

Show student examples

 

Online Research:

Spoonflower – print on demand by textile designers and artists.

Behance Pattern Design

Michelle Weinberg: Miami artist and designer

Marimekko: Modern Scandinavian design

Jocelyn-Warner

BEST LINK EVER: Design Sponge: top 50 wallpaper sources

Real Simple Magazine

Amy Butler Textile Designer

And, of course, we can’t talk about wallpaper design without talking about the amazing Arts and Crafts artist and designer, William Morris.

Here are some links to his famous designs:

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

William Morris Society

Textile design images

Books referenced for this project:

1. Grammar of the Ornament by Owen Jones

2. “Over and Over: A Collection of Hand drawn Patterns” by Mike Perry

3. 1000 Patterns

 

SCAD grad fashion designer

 

 

DUE DATE: Wednesday, April 3

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