Watercolor Meets Surface Pattern Design

Jenn Palandro, Skillshare Teacher, Designer, Illustrator

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11 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Intro to Watercolor and Surface Pattern Design

      1:02
    • 2. Gathering Materials

      2:42
    • 3. Motif Brainstorm

      1:18
    • 4. Drawing

      1:59
    • 5. Painting with Watercolor

      2:34
    • 6. Digitizing and Vectorizing Your Motifs

      12:08
    • 7. Illustrator Basics for Surface Pattern Design

      5:38
    • 8. Basic Repeating Pattern Types

      2:50
    • 9. Creating Repeating Patterns in Illustrator 1

      12:19
    • 10. Creating Repeating Patterns in Illustrator 2

      5:25
    • 11. Thanks! Remember to Upload Your Project!

      0:29
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Project Description

Surface Pattern Design with Watercolor

ASSIGNMENT

Create a themed surface pattern design with various motifs of your choice. Illustrate, scan, digitize and vectorize your motifs with watercolor, then create a seamless repeating pattern in Adobe Illustrator.

 

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DELIVERABLES AND PHASES:

Share your work as you follow along with each step. Keep yourself and fellow students inspired by uploading images of your progress. Here is a sample breakdown of the projects parts you can upload and share with the rest of the class:

1. A list of inspiration / motif theme ideas

All you need to get started with your class project is a brainstormed list of ideas for your motif(s). Go ahead and start your class project with a simple text list!

Example:

Art supplies

  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Paintbrushes
  • Etc

2. Your original drawing

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3. Your watercolor drawing

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4. Your vectorized objects

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5. Your repeating pattern

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Bonus 1: Another version of your repeating pattern

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Bonus 2: Upload your work mocked up on a finished product!

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