Classic Design Styles - How To Create Toile de Jouy Patterns

Bärbel Dressler, Pattern designer & marker lover

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19 Lessons (1h 47m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:29
    • 2. Welcome & Overview

      4:22
    • 3. The history behind the pattern

      6:09
    • 4. Influences and styles

      3:34
    • 5. Characteristics

      5:01
    • 6. Exercise 1 Roses

      7:17
    • 7. Exercise 2 Clouds

      2:00
    • 8. Exercise 3 Trees & Foliage

      4:34
    • 9. Exercise 4 Buildings

      3:58
    • 10. Exercise 5 People

      4:38
    • 11. Contemporary Toile

      1:51
    • 12. Planning your Toile pattern

      10:47
    • 13. Creating the motifs

      8:05
    • 14. Digitalizing your motifs

      12:34
    • 15. Editing

      4:25
    • 16. Creating the repeat - part one

      9:51
    • 17. Creating the repeat - part two

      8:01
    • 18. Color

      7:25
    • 19. End note

      1:20
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Project Description

Assignment

Your project for this course is to create your own Toile de Jouy pattern design, using everything you've learned in class. You can make your Toile pattern inspired by the traditional rococo style or a more contemporary and modern version.

Deliverables

Create a project in the project section of this class and a completed project should include the following:

- A short introduction of who you are. It's more fun if we know each other a bit :-)

- An inspiration board where you have gathered inspiration for your pattern, theme and motif scenes. It can consist of images from Pinterest, you own pictures, words, and other that has caught your eye and inspires you. I suggest you make it in Adobe Illustrator and then save it as an image/images for easy upload.

- A title and short description of the theme you've chosen for your toile pattern.

- 1-2 sentences describing each motif for your pattern.

- Optional: Photos or scans of your drawn motifs. Originals or the vectorized versions, it's up to you.

- Your finished toile pattern in one or more color ways from your color palette. (one color way is fine, but you know how it is - the recoloring process is so much fun it's hard to pick just one...)

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