Pattern fun

Pattern fun - student project

I've edited my project to add a colour study I did. This class made me realise that I need to practice making the colours that I want to use. So I found an abstract painting I liked online and attempted to recreate it. I'm not going to go into the forgery business but it was interesting and fun to spend time replicating the colours by using just the primary colours, with black and white :-)

I had saved this painting by Henry Isaacs in an inspiration folder. I highly recommend doing this exercise if you have trouble creating the colours that are in your head!

Pattern fun - image 1 - student projectThis is my forgery below! Created just for personal practice only. I don't want to replicate exact colours when I am painting but I do want to be able to make and use the colours that I love.


Pattern fun - image 2 - student project


I'm having lots of fun taking this course - thanks Kate! I'm enjoying using solid colours and especially being able to work from dark to light. It's great to see what other people are creating too :-)


Pattern fun - image 3 - student project

 Pattern fun - image 4 - student project

I love the idea of scribbling notes in my sketchbook to remind me how I made particular colours. All the fun without the stress of creating any finished pieces just yet!

Below is the illustration project I attempted today!  I'm sharing it even though I'm not that happy with it...but this is all about learning and I'm up for that!


Pattern fun - image 5 - student project


This is the composition I went for. The issues I came up with were creating the colours I wanted to use. I'm currently working with the primary colours + black and white and I found it hard to get some of the brown and pale orangey browns I wanted!

Pattern fun - image 6 - student project

I'm taking another Skillshare class on colour theory and mixing colours and I'm going to take the time to practice this part as I know I'll feel more relaxed when I'm more comfortable with creating colours. (The class is Color Collector: Explore the Art of Color Mixing With Gouache with Marie-Noëlle Wurm)

There are some elements I like from this and it's nice to discover new mark making techniques!


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I'll definitely do this challenge again at a later stage...