Making Baby steps in the process of making seemless repeating patterns. Yay!
Still would love any comments, critiques or tips. This is a collection I really want to be strong.
@Judy-Elizabeth-Wilson these are so freaking adorable! I love the little personalities they have. The ones from 2-4 the monster doesn’t stand out. I don’t know if it’s because they are smaller or the pattern in too similar to the background? But the first one and all the rest don’t have the issue. The colors and the busyness of the backgrounds are so freaking adorable I can’t even stand it. I want sheets and pjs made from that stuff! There is so much going on, yet you’ve got me hooked because the color pallet and values make it work! Can’t wait to see the monster series progress during the month!
@NessIllustration the scanner they mentioned was an epson. I have an epson t something which is a printer and scanner. I got it for $400. And it was at Costco. Who doesn’t love Costco! The epson p600 is $800. And that is only a printer. And i think the printer lee uses for fine art prints. Jake may use that too. Hope that made sense.
@NessIllustration I think I’ve heard lee, Jake or will mention an epson p600 (or 6000?). I wanted to get one for Christmas, but I went for the all in one. The fancier epson prints on the watercolor paper and makes professional artist’s prints. From what I have gathered from other people. I think julia denos uses that one too.
As for me, I needed a work horse to print stationary. Lots of copies for the amount of ink used. I don’t sell fancy prints yet. And i needed the scanner.
@Nathan the Copic Gus... is awesome. Just don’t let your niece paint rocks with it. My kids know better, but stupid me left it on the counter and it was fair game to the rock painter. Amazon sells the pen. Just order it from there. It writes like the Pental pocket pen, but I like the ink better.
I’m ready for that color list! Sounds awesome. Maybe there are ones that I’m using that aren’t the best choice or new gems i didn’t think of. There are only a freakin million to choose from! M graham are the absolute best watercolors!
Thanks for the advice for all the other tools! I love my comic gusenfund (I don’t know how to spell that). And now I know what big item to save up for next. All great advice. Just got an epson for Christmas because you guys mentioned it in other places. The difference in the color is huge! Love it.
Stuff I use that wasn’t mentioned. A kneaded eraser is a game changer and only $1! Arches cold press 300lb watercolor paper. That’s only for the fancy stuff.
You guys didn’t mention a backup system for your files. I know you have in other places, but I was hoping for one more mention here because I forgot what you used. I think it’s drop box.
Finally able to work a little on then collection. Not sure exactly how the tiny elements will be used. I am thinking a pattern print. Maybe, if the individual elements are strong enough, a banner or bunting. After these are done I’m going to do an ink only version of these elements. I see coloring them in photoshop in white against a colored background. Also, want to do a text print too if probably the word “love” or “I love you” in a bunch of different languages. That can be used more universally than just a wedding.
@Braden-Hallett they could be negotiating who has to tackle which problem. Like playing poker. Or play Rock Paper Scissors for it. Or the laugh at your self smile, like “I don’t even know where to start.” Or you could make the parents hide under the table holding hands. Let’s pretend they’re not here. This is a very relatable illustration you have started! Although, I’ll keep my kids. They have their moments
@Amelia-Bothe I have no idea. They all seem amazing. As a stand along I like the second. The other two the lighiting is so dramatic I want to know the story behind them. It seems like there is something going on and i want to know what!!! The eye is a little strange in the first one. I agree with that one. But they are all stunning!!! Which is the strongest would depend on the context of where you are showing them and what else is with them with. So, give us more of where you are sharing them and they may help us give you a clearer answer. But super strong work! You are asking us to choose between three amazing pieces. Not easy! Great job.
@Chip-Valecek thanks. We will see if it translated to the pattern. Once it’s duplicated sometimes the flow can be tricky. I’m still super new at the repeating pattern process.
@Braden-Hallett start the pattern next theme. Ha! But they are super fun. Totally worth exploring.
@Coreyartus that sounds like a awesome idea! If I had napkins that matched my cake I may just die a happy person! That would be freaking adorable!
@NessIllustration thank you!
There is quite a bit I want to make with these guys. Hopefully it turns out like I see it in my head!
The goal is to have 8-12 patterns that are related. A few are show stoppers. Then there is a mid range of contrast and involvement. Then there are “blender” pieces. Also there will be a range of values in the set. Some of these are elements that will be further manipulated in photoshop.
This month’s challenge I’m going to make a pattern collection. I envision it being for a wedding or a bridal shower. Just trying to make a “lovely” collection. Maybe I’ll even mock up plates and cocktail napkins. I know for sure it will be turned into a note card set for Mother’s Day. So- here is the start.
@demotlj thanks for the heads up. It is kinda crowded. I’ll watch for that with the next few mock ups I do!
@Jonas-Zavacky youre right, it won’t shrink down very well. I’ll try to simplify it a little more. Not sure I want to drop studio. I’ll like to keep it if possible. I like the square of Jeannie Dickson has this rectangle design. But she does only have two words, not three.
Thanks for your input guys!
Trying to get this website up. I’m making progress, but I feel like I need a logo. It’s probably about time anyway. I would love a “stamp” on my work. That would help with brand identification. I’m think about pinning my work on Pinterest. I like it when I see my favorite artists mark on their work. It helps me find them. And the more you stamp it, the more people associate your work with you.
So here’s what I’ve come up with. I like the placement of the words, it’s the linework and everything else.
Any and all suggestions are welcome. Not offended at anything you say. I do like it, but not married to it.