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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.

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Yes! Clear step by step instruction. Great bridge between traditional and digital media.
Jean Ruth

Fruits I ate this week

This was a GREAT class! She's so helpful in how to make the pattern, especially encouraging you to make motifs that are not flowers (for once). I made an awesome butterfly pattern, thanks for the class!
I loved this class! really, you should take it. Jenn explains everything perfectly.
Ana Sofía Castañón

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Jenn 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 socks: beer, brunch, pens, puppies, and indie music and films.