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 ;).


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




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.



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


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

Winter School

I’ve won a spot on the Winter School by Make It In Design!


So from January 9th “I’ll be off” doing two pattern assignments during four weeks.
I’m very excited to start the course… To be continued!

(In 2015 I joined their Summer School and it was so much fun!
It was my first real contact with surface pattern design and from there on the fascination got bigger and bigger!)