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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?

Vice Versa

 

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The first brief for the Make It In Design (MIID) Winter School 2017 was about
GLAM, theme:  BOHO ROCK.
I found my inspiration in the 70’s rock era, with the colourful music, pop/rock-icons, fashion, movies and sexual/ transsexual/ spiratual lifestyle. I tried to bring back this men and women cross-pollination in my illustration. For that reason I called my pattern VICE VERSA.

(With a special ode to the movie A Clockwork Orange, by Stanley Kubrick and artist Salvador Dalí.)

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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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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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