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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?

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

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