Surface Pattern Design Fundamentals | Mel Armstrong | Skillshare

Surface Pattern Design Fundamentals

Mel Armstrong, Illustrator, Pattern Addict & Teacher

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9 Videos (1h 16m)
    • Hello!

      1:14
    • 1 - Inspiration

      1:08
    • 2 - Moodboard

      12:12
    • 3 - Sketching

      0:55
    • 4 - Brushes part 1

      2:53
    • 5 - Brushes part 2

      19:23
    • 6 - Icons

      21:10
    • 7 - Simple Pattern

      16:13
    • Thank you!

      0:43
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About This Class

In this class I’m going to take you through the fundamentals of surface pattern design, the way I do it.  There are many Surface Design classes on Skillshare, but in this class you'll discover my secrets of how I go about creating patterns that go on to be licensed for use on fabric, gift wrap and a whole range of products.  My goal is to help you achieve your dreams of becoming a surface pattern designer. 

You’ll learn the basics of how to create a pattern in Adobe Illustrator using hand drawn sketches.

You will learn: 

  • Moodboarding & colour selection
  • Sketching ideas
  • Transforming those sketches in Adobe Illustrator
  • Basic repeating pattern

Requirements:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop (optional)
  • Sketchpad
  • Drawing Pen
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Scanner (or camera)

Resources:

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I highly recommend this class. very detailed ! Thank you so much Mel !
I would definitely recommend - a very good course
Mel Does a fantastic job of explaining, in detail, how to approach pattern design. The is a whole new technique that even a seasoned designer like myself has never even considered! Well, done, Mel!
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Mel Armstrong

Illustrator, Pattern Addict & Teacher

I love drawing! If I don't have a sketchbook with me I panic. It's an addiction that started a few years ago after trying to find some fabric for my son. I couldn't find what I wanted so decided to design my own and then somehow fell into a new career illustrating and pattern designing.

In 2016 I won the Make it in Design scholarship (2016) and it changed my life. I signed up with art agent Advocate Art where I license designs to all sorts of products such as baby products, sho...

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