Create a Surface Pattern Idea Book - 5 Day Challenge

Danielle Kinley Ryland, Surface Pattern Designer, Artist

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10 Videos (19m)
    • Introduction

    • Supply List

    • Class Project

    • Day 1 Outdoors

    • Day 2 Favorite Room

    • Day 3 Favorite Place

    • Day 4 Things that Inspire You

    • Day 5 Things you Use Everyday

    • Tips and Tricks

    • Thanks!


About This Class

Hi! I'm Danielle Kinley Ryland, a Surface Pattern Designer and Artist out of San Diego, CA. Today I'm going to show you how to create a Surface Pattern Idea Book. My favorite thing about Surface Pattern Design is that the possibilities are limitless in terms of subject matter. I use my Idea Book to capture and infuse my everyday life in my pattern designs. By the end of this class, which includes a 5 day sketch challenge, students will have started their Surface Pattern Idea Book and will have the know how to use this book to inspire future patterns and spark new ideas. 

This class is for current or aspiring surface pattern designers or artists looking for a creative boost and a way to use the world around them to inspire their art. If you already have surface pattern design skills in Illustrator or Photoshop you can start using this book right away to start developing your next pattern. If you don't, and you are new to the surface pattern design world, there are some amazing beginner and intermediate level classes on Skillshare that I would highly recommend to go along with this class: 

Intro to Surface Pattern Design by Bonnie Christine

Introduction to Designing Repeat Patterns in Illustrator - Elizabeth Olwen

Pattern Play: Layered Designs by Dylan Mierzwinski

Music: Springish by Gillicuddy

16 of 16 students recommendSee All

Short and sweet but full of inspiration and tips. I will watch Danielle's class again and again for inspiration!
Wonderful class full of great ideas. I can't wait to get started on my project.
Brenda Reeves

Artist and Writer

What a great, fun class! ') I really enjoyed it, and it made me want to go back to my daily sketching.. ') Great job, Danielle! ')
Tam Greenity

Free-lance Designer, Creator and Teacher





Danielle Kinley Ryland

Surface Pattern Designer, Artist

Hi there! I'm Danielle Kinley Ryland. I am a former professional athlete, current athletic coach and owner of Tiger Tale Designs. I have a Bachelor's in Film, a teaching Credential in English, and a Masters in Random Creative Studies from Skillshare, Youtube, and CreativeLive ;). I love diving into anything creative and continually learning new skills. I love making patterns, drawing, painting, refurbishing furniture, screenprinting, designing landscapes, block printing, and doing arts and cr...

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