I love patternmaking so these classes are very inspiring. I'd love to start making an income on POD sites from my patterns. Unfortunately, I haven't had much time this year to devote to it. My instagram url is https://www.instagram.com/elph_batt/ where I post some patterns and illustrations.
This pattern took me a long time to create, but I'm reasonably pleased with my first attempt.
Here is my inspiration board. If you can get hold of the "Chintz" book at the bottom, buy it! It is an amazingly inspirational book.
I liked the look of the black and white patterns so decided to do something like them.
I did some ink drawings as inspiration.
I didn't use post-it notes to plan but used the same principle in Photoshop to work out my layout and placed some of the above motifs amongst the branches. Then I copied, enlarged and reduced motifs and placed them to fill in space.
This gave me enough info to start drawing in Illustrator with the Blob brush and Pen tool. I didn't really trust myself to draw those swirls and curls by hand.
This is how the pattern turned out in black and white, after a lot, and I mean a lot, of fine-tuning.
Because I have very old versions of Photoshop and Illustrator I had to make my half-drop pattern manually so to speak, without the aid of a pattern making tool.
Then I was able to have a play with colours, my favourite part.
Hope you like these. This project was a lot of fun, if a bit frustrating at times. I'd love to see some of these on fabric so I might upload them to Spoonflower sometime.
Thanks again, Bärbel.
Here's another colour variation.
Another colour-way and mock-up. Wouldn't mind having this bag.