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Pattern Design Workshop: Create 3 Focal Point Prints in 3 Weeks

April 21, 2016

And now the sketches for Concept 2 - Louis Comfort Tiffany's Workshop and Concept #3 - Ida's garden.

I'm a bit stumped as to why my sketches for Ida's Garden vary so much in line weight and darkness. I drew them all with the same pen (staedtler .03) and scanned them all full size at 300dpi. They are all roughly the same size/scale, even though I adjusted them for this upload. (putting them back to full size doesn't fix it.) Also, am still going back and forth on Ida's garden about whether I want to go more fanciful 2D polish-style drawing or more realistic sketching. The realistic sketching on here was much "easier" for me and I like it better. Stretching into the folk-art style was hard for me. But a worthwhile exercise nonetheless.

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April 15, 2016

And here's the first set of sketches - Concept 1 Springtime in Paris

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April 15, 2016

Hello everyone, 

Following are my stories and mood boards for my 3 focal print patterns:

1. Springtime in Paris

Springtim in Paris evokes the romance of an April stroll through the winding streets of the City of Light seeing the windows of the beautiful buildings thrown open to let in the springtime sunshine and warm air, windowboxes overflowing with blooming flowers. It's cycling along the Seine with a basket full of flowers from the market, and picnicking in the gardens around the city, relishing the beautiful city and the beautiful weather. 

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2. Louis Comfort Tiffany's Workshop 

This collection combines two of my favorite things - patterns and stained glass. It reflects the creativity and vibrancy of the innovative works of glass designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. Evoking the brilliant colors and intricate shapes of his floral glass lamps, this collection imagines shapes and drawings and other ephemera from around his workshop.

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3. Ida's Garden is a pattern in honor of my partner's mother. He asked me to create a pattern based on 3 of her favorite things - roses, tiger lillies, and butterflies. This collection merges the ephemeral beauty of these items with the spirit of the folk art of her home country Poland, evoking feelings of warmth and welcoming in the viewer. 

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