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Patterns have been a part of cultures around the globe for centuries. From fashion and branding to interior design and signage, patterns blanket and beautify our world. Designers are often asked to create new patterns from scratch, and although digital tools make the process easier than ever, it can still be a perplexing task.
In this installment of Drawing Vector Graphics, Von Glitschka demystifies the pattern design process, explaining tessellations (mathematical tiles that lie at the heart of patterns) and visiting the various methods of creating new patterns. He shows how to build repeating patterns with Illustrator's pattern tools and pattern brushes, and incorporate patterns into your design. The course also features patterns from some of the industry's most inspiring designers.
What's in this course, is just a small fraction of what you can do with your pattern art. Whether you're creating patterns for a client or just creating them for your own enjoyment. I hope the information I shared in this course will better equip you to create your own unique repeat pattern designs. When you create any artwork, the enjoyment comes from the process of creating it and not necessarily from the final art you end up with. Don't get me wrong the final art is great, but I'm talking about the love of design, struggles and all.
Don't rush yourself, don't get frustrated, take your time, draw out your designs, work through the difficulties, refine your art. Then once you have it all defined clearly, in a drawn form move on to vector, and build it using the methods I've covered, throughout this course. Part of the fun of creating patterns is figuring out new ways to use them. So don't let my finite list of examples limit your pursuit of discovering new ways to utilize your pattern designs.
It's said that wisdom is the skillful application and knowledge. So take the new knowledge you've gained here, apply it to your own workflow and I think you'll discover new creative potential. Thank you for watching and remember never stop drawing.
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