Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Ekaterina Panova, Russia, part of Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns.
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…The best way to learn any form of visual arts…is by observing the work of someone who does it well.…In the creative subculture of pattern design, there's…a wealth of very knowledgeable and talented surface designers…and several of them have graciously agreed to…let me show you their vector based repeat patterns.…So let's take a look at some of the best in the industry.…The first pattern artist I want to share with you is…a designer, based out of Russia, and her name is Ekaterina Panova.…
Hopefully I pronounced that right, I think I did, but her artwork is lovely.…I think it's a good example of having a lot of interesting things…going on in a pattern and even though it's busy in that way, it's not in a bad way.…It's a good busy.…And I think she balances the complexity of her design with a minimal…color palette and I think that's what makes it work really well, so.…You can see she's using a kind of a doled out, sea foam greenish blue, and black…and white, and a nice spot of red just to pull off the heart, which is a nice touch.…
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.
- Establishing the bounding box for your tile
- Drawing your design
- Creating a pattern swatch
- Refining art with the Pattern tool
- Saving your design
- Creating a pattern brush
- Using your pattern in designs