Sep 5, 2014

Summerschool - Make It In Design - part 3

My designs for part three of the summerschool

Beginners brief theme jewels.

Jewels was not an easy theme for me, because I'm not a jewels type at all. I googled the theme and saw lots of earring ornaments. It inspred me to the pattern beneath.

I like it as a pattern, but for me it didn't fit the theme enough, so I did continue and made this pattern below, inspired by necklaces and a kind of flower jewels. (More flowers than jewels...) 

Still not yet satisfied So I did continue my jewels pattern journey. The next day I suddenly got this idea to draw ladies with necklaces and earrings. So I combined my favorite subject: faces with the jewels theme. Briljant idea, because now I became happy while making this jewels pattern :-) I also made up a title during the process, which I like very much: 'girls with pearls'

The theme for the intermediate brief was feathers. In part two I made already a feather pattern, so I added some birds to the theme. They also have feathers...

And I came up with my 'birds and feathers' pattern and made this illustration:

The advanced theme was also far from easy. Intricate chaos! Never made something like that. I played with shapes and made first this pattern with squares and circles.

It also had to be nice as a wallpaper. Well, would you put this on your wall? Me not!

So I continued, but the deadline was coming closer and I didn't had much time for such a complcated pattern. So I thought to skip it. But I also had the wish to complete the whole series of  nine assignments of this summerschool. So I did another attempt:

And I like this one more. Not that I want to put it on my wall, but I like the shapes and structures. With such a pattern I find it diificult to know when to stop. There are soooo many possibilities, I could have go on for a while. but there was the deadline, so I've submitted my last pattern too. I'm happy :-)

And now we came to the end of this inspiring summerschool I wasn't expecting anything. It was a free course, but it was great! It challenged me to dive into for me brand new themes  it broadened my horizon and I've made a lot of patterns. Good practice! Thanks to the Summerschool I even made a whole new category on my website: surface pattern design I'm really grateful for this opprtunity. Thank youuuuuuuu!

If you wanna see the whole gallery of patterns made by the others, click here.


Unknown said...

het laatste thema mooi retro, doet ook denken aan het paisly motief -maar dan anders: kortom een zeer geslaagd motief!

fijn dat de cursus weer zo naar je zin wasssss

Sheila said...

Love you designs Nelleke!