Dana Evanyshyn

Illustrator and Graphic Designer

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Make it Easy with Illustrator: Create Your Own Seamless Flower Pattern

The class is now published. 

About The Class

If you’ve ever taken a class on how to make a pattern before you may have noticed that a lot of them start by going out into the world with a sketchbook and pencil, and drawing what you find. But that’s not what we’re going to do here. In this class we’re going to dive right into Illustrator and I’m going to show you some simple tips and tricks for creating an endless supply of unique flowers using Illustrator’s built in tools. Next I’ll show you the exact process I use to take my simple black and white flower drawings and turn them into a colorful repeating pattern. And finally we’ll take those flowers and turn them into a repeating pattern.

Don’t have the latest version of Adobe Illustrator? No problem. I’ll be going over how to turn your flower drawings into a pattern using the pattern tool found in Illustrator CS6 and above, and how to do it in Illustrator CS5 and earlier.

This class is easy enough for Illustrator beginners, but even advanced and intermediate uses will want to join in. Open up Illustrator and let’s get started.

Class Project

Your project for this class is to create a seamless flower pattern in Adobe Illustrator.

I would love it if you shared your progress along the way, starting with uploading a picture of the black and white flowers and leaves that you create in Lessons 3 and 4.  

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Next, share them again after you color them in Lesson 5; also, feel free to share your color palette.

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And finally share your finished flower pattern from Lesson 8.

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Class Outline

Read my class outline here

Intro Video

Watch my intro video here.

 

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Make it Easy with Illustrator: Create Your Own Mandala Coloring Page

This is the link for premium enrollmenthttp://skl.sh/2e6T2YU

This is the link for free enrollmenthttp://skl.sh/2e2jpOf

About The Class

Whether it’s because of simple nostalgia — taking us back to a rainy Saturday morning spent with a fresh box of pencil crayons and a brand-new coloring book — or because of the claims that coloring helps to reduce stress, the adult coloring book craze shows no signs of stopping. Adult coloring books are generally printed on a higher quality of paper, with much more intricate designs than those made for children. And the price usually reflects these differences.

So wouldn’t it be nice if we could create our own?

In this class, I’m going to show you the exact process that I use to create mandala adult coloring book pages in Adobe Illustrator.

In the first lesson, I’ll show you how to set up your document and create your guidelines. In lesson 2, you’ll learn how to create and place symbols so that Illustrator does all the hard work for you. In the next lesson, I’ll show you exactly

  • how I created my coloring page,
  • some tips and tricks for correcting common problems,
  • how to easily create some common shapes,
  • and how to quickly fill up your page.

And finally, I’ll show you how to give your coloring page a finished look.

This course is easy enough for beginners to follow, but the end results are beautiful enough that even advanced Illustrator users will want to follow along to create their own coloring book page.

And the best thing about this class is that the same basic process can be used over and over again to create many different mandala coloring pages.

The end results are limited only by your imagination.

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And when you’re done, you’ll not only have a project to share with the class, you’ll also have a beautiful design that you can print out and color, give away as a free download on your blog, or you could even create a series of pages to sell on websites like Etsy, or print them out and have them bound into a book to give to friends and family as an inexpensive homemade gift.

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Class Project

Your project for this class is to create a mandala coloring page.

Depending on your level of comfort within Illustrator, you may want to follow along as I create mine, use the same design elements I show you how to create in a new way, or use the process that I show you to create a design that is uniquely your own. 

If you print your design out and color it, feel free to share that in your class project as well. 

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Class Outline (updated)

Here is the link to my class outline.

Intro Video

Watch my intro video here

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