Kristina Hultkrantz

Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer

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Lemons

Hello Everyone!

 

Thought I'd give you a closer look at the pattern I created during this class. I am obsessed with creating this style of pattern with loads of winding leaves and plants. Previously all my patterns in this style have included tons of flowers, so this time I wanted to do something a little different. Just lemons with their leaves!

As much as I love drawing these patterns by hand on paper, I really really love the convenience of creating them on the iPad. It's a great time saver since I don't have to draw with pencil, then pen, erase all the pencil marks, and then scan and edit the pen drawing in Photoshop from any and all mistakes. I love that the iPad allows me to make mistakes and I can fix them right then and there. Also since using the app Adobe Draw, I automatically draw in vector and can add color so this saves me many steps in Illustrator as well. The overall look may be a little more polished and vector/digital looking than if I had imaged traced a hand drawn pen drawing but I still like the look. In the future I would like to look into ways to make my patterns created this way on the iPad a little less polished. Texture is something I haven't really played with very much.

The light pink and blue color scheme was a palette I was working with for another collection but thought it was so pretty I had to continue using it, and the addition of a bright lemon yellow is even prettier. I think it's very fresh and girly and I can see it looking very pretty on kitchen textiles like a frilly apron or a statement wallpaper in a breakfast nook.

 

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Since I was so in love with this color scheme I thought it was so difficult to find alternate color palettes. But here are a few that I thought fit rather well.

 

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The last one with the dark purple leaves is my favorite of the new color palettes.

So that's it! Looking forward to see your projects as well.

xoxo Kristina

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