Vibrant Jungle | Skillshare Projects

Ruby Boyce

Graphic Design/Illustration

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Vibrant Jungle


 

Moodboard

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During my research I discovered that there is so much about the jungle that I find inspiring. The hardest part of creating the mood board was having to select what images inspired me most!

I am aiming for an older but modern market around the ages of 30-60. I'm a big fan of reptiles and strange looking flowers and want to represent these in all their odd and edgy glory. I don't think making this pattern cutesy and with children in mind will have the results I'm hoping for.

 

Sketches

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My goal is to make something really colourful so after my research I found I was quite drawn to the very geometric and vibrant flowers of the jungle. I looked at frogs, snakes and Tapir as my jungle animals and although I've been wanting to include tapir into a design for a while now, I decided they didn't really match frogs so left them out for now.

 

Colour Palette

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Combining the colours from some jungle themed illustrations that I really love, I developed an initial colour palette for my pattern. There's a good chance this will change but it will help me get a good idea of layout and balance as I bring the pattern together.

 

Coloured Icons/Motifs

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Beginning to play with the colours and the style I'd like to carry through the design. I quite like keeping in the line work as it looks clear and bold but without the lines adds a more expressive feel. Once I've coloured all my icons and motifs it might become clearer which direction to go in.

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In the end I decided not to use the outlines and work instead with blocks of colour. I want the final pattern to be full and busy without loosing the quality of each individual motif and I think including the lines will make the final pattern over complicated.

 

Hero Pattern

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I have a real love hate with my final hero pattern - these things truly are a labour of love. I'd like to try some different colour palettes, maybe looking at less natural colours and maybe a light background.

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I am looking forward to pulling together some complimentary coordinate patterns. As I was building my hero pattern I began to see how the motifs could work together as secondary patterns. Maybe I'll be happier with those than I am with the hero pattern at the moment.

 

 Collection

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I certainly got carried away with this part of the project! I really enjoy that at the end of the process of creating a hero pattern, you are rewarded with a stockpile of of your own elements that can be combined in a multitude of arrangements. Can't wait to get some of these printed onto real products but this lovely mock up will do for now.

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Thank You!

Thank you so much for this class, Mel. I really did enjoy each step and in the end I have a collection I can be quite proud. I learnt so much about my own style and the gaps in my ability that I need to brush up on (this tutorial certainly filled some of those gaps). Can't wait to give another of your classes a go!

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