It’s been a while since I created a new surface pattern design. I had no confidence in designing in collections, so I always made excuses and procrastinated designing one. I know I didn’t have to design in collections, but I wanted to be able to design in collections :)
So today, I share a part of the design process of my first mini collection and how it developed from a doodle :)
I wanted to add a variety of textures to give the design some depth and movement.
I did a bunch of layout experiments using block printing technique. It’s so fun and always rewarding. I usually find an unexpected composition by trying it in a different way I wouldn’t normally try on PC.
I created sets of handmade marks for filling the background of a design. I used brushes and pencils. Then I scanned them into PC and made patterns and custom brushes out of them. Although I didn’t use most of them.
After I tried a lot of different colour variations, I picked up this colourway and I’m so happy with the result :)