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
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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.

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Julia makes the lesson so clear and simple. Plus she is so warm and friendly. -Karen
Karen Kemp

Visual Storyteller

so fun! simple way to explain / teach repeated pattern making. excellent way to spend 25 min.
Jenny Nemes

Artist and Illustrator

amazingly easy and to the point. super cool class

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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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