Coffee, Art, Breakfast, Repeat

Coffee, Art, Breakfast, Repeat - student project

Elizabeth, your class saved me! I agreed to illustrate some icons for Creative Mornings DC, and then make a pattern out of it—but I had never made a pattern before :-).

I wrote a short blog post about my process, and what this pattern is all about for the DC Creative Mornings community here

Here are a few of my early sketches:

Coffee, Art, Breakfast, Repeat - image 1 - student project

Coffee, Art, Breakfast, Repeat - image 2 - student project

After inking the drawings and bringing them into Illustrator, I started playing with the shapes.

Coffee, Art, Breakfast, Repeat - image 3 - student project

This is the final pattern block. It took a few attempts to get the balance right!

Coffee, Art, Breakfast, Repeat - image 4 - student project

And here is the repeat. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun—I'm inspired to try more patterns now! 

Coffee, Art, Breakfast, Repeat - image 5 - student project

Follow more of my illustrations and creative process on instagram and tumblr.

Annie Riker

Surface Designer at annieriker.com

Teacher