Layered Illustrator Brushes and Motifs – Techniques for Adding Depth and Interest To Pattern
You will learn to make art brushes and to use these brushes to make a series of motifs. You will learn how to make brushes incorporating gradients and other elements. You will create a series of coordinate patterns as well with simple and quick techniques.
You may have taken courses on pattern design before, but it is guaranteed that there are new practices and procedures to be learned every day. If you’ve taken other Deloresart classes, this is just a natural progression in your artistic development. Once you have your repeat pattern done, you can use companies like Spoonflower or Print on Demand sites to design your own wallpaper, fabric or gift wrap, or to create custom products. Wouldn’t it be fun to make fabric and upholster a chair or make baby clothes with your pattern?
As far as prerequisite skills, I would recommend some knowledge of Illustrator with the goal of wanting to learn additional techniques. In class, we’ll talk about both design and technical aspects of creating a pattern. I will demonstrate them at a reasonable pace so that it will be easy to follow along. This course is for all levels; I recommend being acquainted with Illustrator to a certain degree. I suggest Illustrator for this class, as that is what is being featured here, but any other vector software is suitable, so long as it has the same functionality.