... been busy playing around with different design ideas, trying to push myself out of my comfort zone and create designs that are unusual and interesting to the eye.
During my degree, I tended to stay safe and trust my hand drawing skills to create intricate repeats. So now that I have some time, I am keen to further my CAD skills to create more complicated, eye-catching designs.
These are some quick repeats put together by mirroring the photographs so that the patterns flows fluidly.
The designs on the right are the original photographs in repeat, but the ones of the left are created using the 'invert' tool on Photoshop. I love the contrast it creates; one click of a button and it creates another beautiful patterns that are completely different to the original.
The original image for this design was a close up of tree park from Central Park during my trip to NYC in April.
I mirrored the image and put it into a block repeat then experimented with the hue/saturation tools on Photoshop to create these pieces.
This design uses an image i took during my time in the print rooms creating my FMP wallpaper designs at CCAD. At first glance, some people would not think to use things like this to create designs but I think there is something really interesting about the marks and colours left on backing clothes.
Very much inspired by the gorgeous CAD designs by Catalina Estrada, these designs are bold and beautiful. I am very happy with the outcome and I definitely feel that my CAD skills are developing well!
What do you think?