Pattern Design Workshop: 3 Focal Point Prints in 3 weeks | Skillshare Projects



Pattern Design Workshop: 3 Focal Point Prints in 3 weeks

I am starting on the Spring Green Collection.  So far I have added one blender print called April Showers.


The start of my Tic-Tac-Toe Collection

Focal print-Chutes and Ladders

Secondary Print-Game Pieces


Focal point print for Veggies.  I almost gave up on it but I persevered and am now pretty happy with it.



This is my focal point repeat for my Tic Tac Toe (board games) collection.  I think I might call it Chutes & Ladders.  I have posted two versions. One with an outline and one without.  Which is better? I think without???


I would like some feedback on how this repeat could be improved, so feel free to state your opinion!!

This is my first repeat for Spring Green:


I have rewatched all the videos from Bonnie's first course. It is amazing what I forgot. I am so glad that I went back and watched it all again!!! There is always something new to learn in Illustrator.

I have started working on my sketchs/ motifs for Spring Green


Motifs for Tic Tac Toe:


Some motifs for Fruits and Veg (not done yet!)


Hi Everyone! I am so happy to be taking part in this workshop.

I am a retired State of Illinois employee.  I worked for many years as a Human Resources Professional and a Vocational Counselor. I currently live in downtown Chicago, IL, USA in a high rise.  I am taking courses at the School of the Art Institute Chicago towards a Certificate in Illustration. I would love to pursue a second career in surface pattern design. I have an ETSY shop called Paper Or Threads where I sell handmade paper and fabric products created with my pattern designs.

Collection #1 Spring Green

April flowers, May showers, yellow-green, growth, breezes, gardening, fertile ground, freshness, lengthening days, sunshine, warmth, flower beds, renewal, sprouts, lightness, sweetness







Collection #2 Tic Tac Toe

X's and O's, circles, order, geometric, concentric, board games, childhood, checkers, game pieces, colorful, curves, straight lines, paths,intersection, shapes, fun

Mood Board:


Sketches:  I want this collection to be heavy with geometric patterns.  I haven't much experience with geometrics so I thought this would be a good time to try it out.


Not sure about the colors yet, but I'm thinking about these:


Collection # 3 Fruit and Veg

health, variety, organic, sunshine, farmers market, sunshine, summer, bounty, natural, wonderful, color, herbal, germination, delicious, sweet, lovely, potential.

Mood Board/ Inspiration:

My inspiration for this collection is coming from a seed catalog I got in the mail last spring. It is full of beautiful colorful pictures of produce, and a watercolor poster I painted of vegetables.


Sketches: I am not done with the sketches yet but here are a few.


The colors will probably come from my watercolor poster: bright green, red yellow and orange.


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