Illustrating Patterns: Creating Hand-Drawn Wallpaper Premium class

Julia Rothman, Illustrator

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

    • Introduction

    • Project: Hand Draw Your Own Wallpaper

    • Getting Inspired

    • Illustrating Your Objects

    • Cutting & Assembling Your Repeat Tile

    • Xeroxing & Wallpapering Your Pattern

    • Wrapping Up


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.

634 of 638 students recommendSee All

I have been wanting to create my own fabric using my art work -this class was exactly what I needed. It was presenting very clearly and powerfully and made it the process seem simple and accessible -Thank you -great class!
This is a really helpful class I highly recommend it to anyone interested in pattern design,,so well delivered and easy to understand good teaching!
Fantastic course! Love it!





Julia Rothman


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 TimesThe 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 her hometown, Hello NY, and her most recent Nature Anatomy which is compendium of curious facts and illustrations about our natural world. She lives and works from her studio in Brooklyn, New York.

Julia works from her studio in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002.