ONLY PATTERNS ALLOWED (OPA) #2

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Pages 3 and 4.

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The second, and last, assignment in the Make It In Design Winterschool 2017 was creating a pattern with the theme: OPULENT, WONDROUS NATURE, with the words in mind “animals”, “eclectic”and historical”. (Click here to check out the first one.)

I’ve chosen to draw (fantasy) insects with a touch of Jugendstil details and some soft colours. This time I did a mock-up, just to see how it would be on a wall….also because I found the photo was very suitable for this pattern ;).

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My moodboard (pictures via Pinterest; credits for the original makers, of course).

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After inking all the illustrations with the help of my lightbox, I scanned them in, cleaned them up in Photoshop and made a composition in Illustrator.

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I coloured the pattern in photoshop and voilá…
The first picture is the repeat pattern tile (quite a big one…).

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This mock-up photo was course material, provided by Make It In Design.
Would you decorate your home with this wallpaper?

Kaleidoscopic patterns with wine

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The other ‘social business’ I had yesterday, was with my good friend Tessa.
We went to Sprank Interior projects where Prints van Oranje provided a workshop in collaboration with Leoxx about surface pattern design, from paper to interior textiles and floor coverings. It was very interesting and I learned a lot of new things about this industry. I would love to design prints for interiors, big ánd small!

I was especially interested by the MEMPHIS trend, back in the 80s, from which they showed some pictures. It’s also very trending at this moment again…
I typed it in the Pinterest search bar for you to have a look…

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After soaking up all the information about prints, patterns, different kind of textiles, floor coverings, prices, squared meters, etc. it was time to cut and paste our own ‘start of a pattern’ in small teams. Prints van Oranje would play with our “amazing artworks” and make a repeat pattern of it.

Today I played with our artwork too, and these are the results….
(I can go on and on with this, but I won’t……right now…it’s addictive…)

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Inktober 2016 sketches

This year I joined “Inktober” for the first time.
Daily illustrations, created with ink, during the whole month of October. There’s an official list of topics per day you can follow, but instead I just drew something else, whenever I wanted. I didn’t manage to draw 31 things either. (what a rebel….).
So sorry, maybe next year.
I did, however, enjoyed the facts I could/’had’ to use other materials than I normally work with and ‘had’ to make a drawing everyday. It gave me a lot of energy just to make things, starting without a plan, etc, etc..

So here are my Inktober sketches. (the first one is from September on the beach)

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mf-inktober-sb-2-3#3 Originally in colour (see below).

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mf-inktober-sb-5-6#6 Originally in colour (see below).

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#7 Originally in colour (see below).

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#3, 6 and 7 in colour on instagram.

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Echoes from the Dark Ocean – by Jeremiah R

So happy I can finally share this work with you!
This label design I made for Jeremiah R’s record Echoes from the Dark Ocean,
Distant Wave Record.

The font is made with an old (half working) Olivetti typewriter and in the computer.
The jellyfish pictures are JR’s own, which I edited by hand and the computer.

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Read and hear more about Jeremiah R and (t)his music at SOUNDCLOUD.