Colour_Collective #GOLD

Colour_Collective is on Twitter and provides a colour for every week. The challenge is to create an illustration/image with that colour. Medium and subject is up to the maker. At the beginning of the week a colour is given, seven days later all the participants will share their work on twitter and other social media with the same hashtag.

This is my first “Colour_Collective” illustration  #gold.

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Intergalantic Worms – the series

Back from holiday! And time to share my last project with you:
Right before my holiday Uppercase Magazine called for submissions for it’s new Surface Pattern Design Guide Vol. 2 book! During the online course, by Lilla Rogers, I already created a pattern design for the cover of this book, as an assignment and contest in cooperation with Uppercase Magazine.

This design I used as my first in a series of repeat patterns to submit. The next five images I created in a very simplistic and analog way, as seen in Julia Rothmans Skillshare class. (Draw on a square paper in the middle to the edges, cut the paper in four, tape them together again in some kind of cross-way, so that the undrawn edges become the middle, and finish/fill up the rest of the paper and colour.)

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MF-3-chaos-in-space-kl

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(Here you can see the galaxy from inside the worms, through the eyes and mouth.)

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MIID Summer School – Brief #3 – part 2

Well…..I still can’t believe it, but within a few hours since my first post today, I can tell you that I just submitted my design! Where are the moments of stress and sweat and tears? I don’t know! I didn’t have them! What a great way to start my holiday!

In part 1 I showed you the sketches I made to play with in photoshop. Below you’ll find the ones I used for the submitted work. It was like cooking with sketches, choose the ingredients, mix it up with some blending options and smile at the result. I could work on more patterns, try some different things, make a repeating pattern… But as this is the beginners brief I don’t have to do that just yet. But I liked working with these elements so much I might work on some more patterns (repeating) and maybe I’ll try some mock-ups, etc.

Print

As I’m writing this I suddenly remember that I wanted to add a square-raster. Oh well, that’s something for the next time.

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This is the result I submitted, my SPACE-JEWEL pattern! I think when I make some kind of pattern family with it, I can use it as wrapping paper for my MF Petite products in the future, because it fits my Madame Fourmilion identity very well!

Thanks Make It In Design for providing this summer school! I learned a lot, and most importantly: I want to do more patterns!