Illustrating Patterns: Creating Hand-Drawn Wallpaper

Julia Rothman, Illustrator

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8 Videos (25m)
    • Teaser: Pattern Making in 60 Seconds

      1:10
    • Introduction

      2:20
    • Project: Hand Draw Your Own Wallpaper

      2:07
    • Getting Inspired

      4:08
    • Illustrating Your Objects

      4:51
    • Cutting & Assembling Your Repeat Tile

      5:56
    • Xeroxing & Wallpapering Your Pattern

      4:06
    • Wrapping Up

      0:12

About This Class

Illustrate and design your own hand-drawn repeat pattern wallpaper. In this half-hour class, illustrator Julia Rothman takes you through her process of illustrating her favorite household objects, then turning her drawing into a repeat pattern for wallpaper – all with some simple cutting, pasting, and xeroxing.

Julia's simple, step-by step process for making and installing hand-drawn wallpaper makes this class perfect for every designer, illustrator, or crafter looking for a fun project. This class takes the process off the computer so you can understand how pattern design works, get some insider tips on illustration, and add a personal touch to your home.

While Julia walks through the process of making wallpaper, you could also use your pattern in countless other ways: for printed fabric, a background pattern, or just a simple hand-drawn illustrated pattern. The possibilities are endless and the reward is a home filled with personality.

928 of 933 students recommendSee All

Loved the class. It's super beneficial to learn to make seamless patterns which is never a bad skill.
I thought this class was useful to learn how to create a wallpaper design and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn this skill.
Quick, simple, easy to follow, and inspirational.
Alexis Trono

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Julia Rothman

Illustrator

Julia Rothman has created illustrations and pattern designs for newspapers, magazines, wallpaper, dishware, bedding, books, billboards and subway posters. Some of her clients (in no particular order) include Chronicle Books, Target, Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Urban Outfitters, The Metropolitan Transit Authority, The Land of Nod, Design*Sponge and Victoria's Secret. She has authored and illustrated many books including a personal memoir/guidebook to...

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