Sunday, May 13, 2012

crazy obsessed...

{steampunk fairies}

A few months ago I had never heard of the term surface pattern design... now it completely fills my mind.  I want to turn every single thing I have drawn into a pattern, I am crazy obsessed.  Every pattern I have done so far has been from an image where pattern was not the intention.  But I think next I am going to try and design something specifically for a pattern design.   We have been talking about colour this week in my Surface Pattern Design course, something which scares me a little... But I have started a folder with some 'moodboards' that I can go back to for inspiration or make up a new one for a project.  They are really great for getting all the elements you want in a design together before you actually start designing. 

What are your favourite colour combinations?

6 comments:

Nicola said...

I think in surface patterns all the time, and how to make them appear more random, as if there is no pattern repeat. Mad I know, I suppose that is why I like block printing. Unfortunately, I don't have your artistic talent, wish I did. I have so many ideas whirling about in my head and I have to wait for Peter to create my blocks. Love what you have been doing so far.

softearthart said...

Love these steampunk fairies,
I do not think in surface patterns, but do enjoy looking at nature for inspiration. cheers Marie

The Secret Hermit said...

oh that card company were ridiculous not choosing you,they could have had a whole line of gift tags, wrapping papers, bags etc I can't imagine a wrapping paper cuter than one with your girl's on, I know my daughter would love it for sure!!

I have never though of pattern much before, you have made me inspired though....awesome clever lady that you are!!

Anne-Marie said...

Ooh, I love your steampunk fairies! They are so cute. I can see why you're having fun with the pattern making.

I have many favourite colour combinations, some of them I've even given names to. Like: red, purple, and pink is called Princess Maia; and turquoise, royal blue, green and purple is Paua; and silver, black and red is Sirocco.

PS. I'm sorry the card company didn't take your designs. They don't know a good thing when they see it!

Bronwen @ BK Crafts said...

Hi, I love the way these fairies look like they're walking when I scroll the page up and down, so cute! :)

Siggadisart said...

Love this one :-)