Create Beautiful Surface Patterns Inspired by Nature

Eva Dragoeva, Fashion Designer

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11 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

      1:35
    • 2. 2 Outdoor Creativity and Wellbeing

      1:19
    • 3. 3 Where Will Your Creative Walk Take You

      1:11
    • 4. 4 Inspiration All Around What to Look for

      3:12
    • 5. 5 What Did I Keep and Why

      3:00
    • 6. 6 Experimentation with Objects

      10:48
    • 7. Motif Creation in Photoshop

      6:59
    • 8. How to Create Contemporary Symmetrical Patterns Inspired by Nature

      13:16
    • 9. How to Create All Over Print Inspired by Nature

      4:22
    • 10. How to Colour Motifs is Photoshop

      3:34
    • 11. Final Thoughts

      0:32

About This Class

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This class is dedicated on creating beautiful surface patterns inspired by natural objects. In this class we will explore the impact outdoor and creative activities have on our well-being. We will go on a creative walk and gather objects that inspire us. We will then choose some of the objects and use a fun technique to experiment with while creating basic motifs we can use for our surface pattern designs.

We will then clean our photos to create motifs and explore symmetrical designs, scattered designs and playing with colours to create design variations. 

Join me and let's explore this together!

UPDATE: I have updated this class - as it was originally split into 2 parts - it now contains all information you need in one class to create beautiful surface patterns inspired by nature!

Outdoor and creative activities and well-being information taken from:

Creativity and welbeing: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleystahl/2018/07/25/heres-how-creativity-actually-improves-your-health/#53978edd13a6

Link between outdoor activities and mental health: https://outdoorclassroomday.com/2018/03/19/five-reasons-going-outdoors-improves-childrens-mental-health-and-wellbeing/

Mental health benefits of outdoor walks: https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wellbeing/news/a180/mental-health-benefits-nature-outdoors-study/

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Wholesome" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)