The Beginner track participants were to design a tropical themed pattern using your own color palette and I chose to explore a summer fruit theme!
I drew the fruit shapes with a black marker on copy paper and then scanned them into Photoshop where I added my chosen color palette. When the fruit shapes were assembled I opened a new file and created a scattered overall pattern!
|©2014 Patty Rybolt Designs. Beginner Track, Brief 1.|
I drew these graphic shapes on my iPad with the Adobe Ideas App. and then opened them in photoshop where I added the required color palette to the shapes. I opened a new file and arranged a pattern and added the green dots for interest. I repeated the process for the coordinating retro inspired stripe. It was suggested that designers mock up the patterns on a swimsuit, so I found a few retro swimsuit shapes that I liked and combined them to design the shape below!
|©2014 Patty Rybolt Designs. Intermediate Track, Brief 1.|
My take on this theme was to incorporate the tropical mangrove leaves over a water scene. I drew the leaves by hand with india ink and a brush and then scanned them into photoshop where I colored them and layered a small pattern of dots on top. The waves on the bottom layer are from photo's of the ocean simplified and enlarged. I finished the presentation by mocking-up the design on a pillow!
| ©2014 Patty Rybolt Designs. Advanced Track, Brief 1.|