Something I’ve had on my “to learn” list for awhile is how to create repeating patterns. In the past I’ve created patterns like this, where you can clearly see where the repeat happens.
A repeating pattern, on the other hand, is seamless, like in this pretty floral duvet cover by Alja Horvat.
The various pattern elements are all intertwined. How to achieve that had always been illusive to me
But not anymore! I’m taking a Skillshare class about creating repeating patterns using my iPad Pro. Here’s my first! It’s a cozy one.
Here it is in action, on a Redbubble pillow.
I'm pumped to create more patterns!
I try to check in with my blog every Wednesday, but last week I failed in this due to a hectic Wednesday -- Ransom's first day of preschool and plumbers at the house.
There's the little dude with his concentration face, working on his sticker skills
I myself have been working on my Procreate skills. I didn't realize until I was finished with this Russian nesting doll that Procreate is always recording what I'm doing, so I can have a time lapse of every project. So cool! I posted this on my Instagram stories a while back, but here it is again.
And then you might have seen the fall wreath I drew last week.
I'm always proud of myself when I start and finish something in one week, because my perfectionist tendencies is to drag projects out much longer. That was also a Procreate creation, so here is the time lapse for that one. (i need to learn how to rotate videos and add music to them ... )
I'm excited to learn more and make more with this!
A bit ago I mentioned my latest sketchbook series -- birth flowers. In case you missed any of my posts, here's a catch up slide show ...
My two favorite so far have been October's Marigold and December's Narcissus. And I'm already over halfway through! Man, it's nice to work on a series that is only 12 drawings longer rather than 100.
I've had to brush up on some of my cursive skills for this little project; I'm sure many of out there can relate.
There's my practice page. Today I had to google "capital cursive V," just to be sure I got Violet correct. And man, February is such a clunky word.
Next year it would be fun to turn these twelve drawings into a little calendar.
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