Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video What are patterns?, part of Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns.
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…Okay.…I'm going to get a little technical, but I think it'll…better help you understand what patterns are, and how they work.…The term pattern and tessellation are synonymous with one another.…But, tessellations are more properly understood as…tile shapes that interlock to cover a space.…In other words, it's a tessellation of tile shapes…that make up what we refer to as a pattern.…Bathroom tiles, cobblestones, brick walls, and many mosaics are tessellations.…
And, that inspired the artist M.C.Escher to create his…wonderful tessellation artwork based on many of these defined patterns.…If you did a simple Google search, you would discover hundreds of college…math programs using the art of tessellation…to demonstrate geometry and other mathematical principles.…The artistic aesthetics of patterns can be graphic and colorful, organic…and literal, inspired by nature, or even funky.…
It's a very adaptive art form that can accommodate a range…of styles that will work for a wide range of usages.…Remember, tessellations are tile shapes.…
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