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Kirsty Lyon

Art, Design, Film & Language Student.

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Cosmos

I decided to take a little bit of a more alternative look on nature and make a space pattern. This is a theme I've worked with before on a short film for kids so I already had an idea of the feel I wanted it to have.

I started with putting together a moodboard with some of my own photographs and then some from NASA and films.

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Then I put together a fairly small colour scheme because I'm aiming for a pretty minimalist pattern.

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After that initial prep, I went on to doing a few sketches, scanning them in and going over them with the blob brush tool.

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Taa-daa! Motifs.

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It was so fun to arrange them all into a pattern - I found it very intuitive and suprisingly enough a pretty calming process! This is what I put together.

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Then I did some recolouring; I decided it was best to just use two colours at a time and tried to stick to a monochromatic approach but went a bit mad with trying different colour combos at the end:

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I also added a very subtle texture and I think that turned out pretty nice too! Not very noticeable but does give it a little bit of a nicer feel.

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And here are my two favourite final patterns :)

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