Happy Patterns | Surface Design Pattern - The Fun Way!

Happy Patterns | Surface Design Pattern - The Fun Way! - student project


Over the past two years, I've learned how to create my own surface pattern design using my own drawings & creating some illustrations as well. I wanted to share my process (which is straight forward), meaning I love to work fast & get some great results within a short time frame. 

My class will be about: Creating some beautiful patterns design, using your own drawings (nothing more personal than your own style).

I’ll demonstrate & guide my students through all the steps, with videos & demo using their drawings, phone & adobe illustrator.


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Here are some steps that will explain via some videos:


1. Pick up a theme of your choice if you are not inspired by sunglasses ;-). In this class, our subject will be "glasses & sunglasses". I think it is a fun subject as glasses come in all kind of shapes!

2. Draw, sketch and doodle a lot of glasses on letter size paper (or A4) using black ink or black posca.

3. Capture your drawings with Adobe Capture App.

4. Open illustrator & prepare the shapes.

5. Select your color palette & explore some pattern design.

6. Finalize & export.

7. Apply to mock up. (using Artboard.studio - Free account).

8. Create some Surface Patterns & explorations.


My class is now available on Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Happy-Patterns-Surface-Design-Pattern-The-Fun-Way/1808167664

Thanks for watching!
Nathalie

Nathalie Chikhi
Artist, Designer
Teacher