When the end of the year arrives, many start making a balance of the year. This year was a surprise for all of us. But in challenging times, there is always a lot of learning and growth. Reviewing this year, here are some of the biggest lessons 2020 taught me:
Last week we explored how to add interest to that background of the patterns. Go back to that background and check if you can fix something there to add depth to your composition. In this blog post, I show you some ideas to work with the background such as background texture, filling gaps, adding shadows, a simple and a complex pattern-in-pattern technique and why not, combining some of them. This week, I'll show how to add interest or complexity in terms of the composition.
When I first started making textile repeating patterns, I was just happy when they repeated perfectly. After a while my expectations got up and wasn't happy anymore with "just a pattern". I decided to experiment different ways of adding something *extra* to the pattern to make them more special and eye-catching. Here are 5 ideas worth trying:
Some people think it's something insignificant, others wait anxiously the first week of December each year, for Pantone to announce the Color of the Year. Some say it's all about design trends at a global scale, others say it's a small group of people deciding upon a color that is going to appear a lot in that particular year and they know it, because products and collections are already being manufactured, so it's kind of "a self-fulfilling prophecy". Pantone states that the Color of the Year...