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Watercolor Meets Surface Pattern Design

Jennifer Coyle, Skillshare Teacher, Designer, Illustrator

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11 Videos (48m)
    • Intro to Watercolor and Surface Pattern Design

    • Gathering Materials

    • Motif Brainstorm

    • Drawing

    • Painting with Watercolor

    • Digitizing and Vectorizing Your Motifs

    • Illustrator Basics for Surface Pattern Design

    • Basic Repeating Pattern Types

    • Creating Repeating Patterns in Illustrator 1

    • Creating Repeating Patterns in Illustrator 2

    • Thanks! Remember to Upload Your Project!


About This Class

Follow along with designer and illustrator Jenn Coyle of Hello Brio as she creates seamless repeating patterns with a watercolor touch. Interested in watercolor? Interested in surface pattern design? This course is perfect for you! You will learn the basics of digitizing and vectorizing watercolor and creating repeating patterns with a beautiful handmade look in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Have fun with your pattern motifs: branch outside of florals and nature and make silly patterns with things like breakfast foods, robots, monsters, or whatever your heart desires! By the end, you’ll have a unique surface pattern design or a suite of designs to add to your portfolio.

314 of 314 students recommendSee All

Terrific! Lots of good tips - especially for someone like me who is super rusty in Ps and Ai.
This is such a great class. I haven't even finished watching all the sessions yet, but I'm really enjoying it. It's been so useful for me to see how to vectorize watercolor art. I've also never delved into surface pattern design, so I'm learning something completely new. Very helpful, and really shows all the steps in an easy-to-digest way.
Very good class. It show some good and new tips for to the process to make patterns with watercolor motifs. Very helpful! Always is great, learn new things. Thanks a lot Jenn, love your class ;)
Angelica Venegas

I love to create and design, for make others happy





Jennifer Coyle

Skillshare Teacher, Designer, Illustrator

I'm Jenn Coyle, a Philadelphia-based designer, illustrator, and blogger. INFJ.

I live for funky-cute illustration styles and have a passion for typography. Follow along with my tutorials on to learn about digital illustration, or take my Skillshare classes.

Fun facts: I have a degree in Interior Design; I don't use it. I'm mildly allergic to peanuts. I play the ukulele. Fueled by burritos and pizza. I've watched The Office at least 4x through. Things that rock my s...

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