In today’s session, I am going to spend some time creating repeated patterns from the elements I’ve already extracted from my moodboard.

I’ve now got several ideas down for repeating patterns. However as I am sketching them I am wondering about what tools I can use in Illustrator to achieve exactly what I want. Or observing some marks and thinking about how it will import with live trace into Illustrator. I am definitely in the surface pattern design headspace which I think is detracting from the actual purpose of this painting session.

When I’m painting, I might have to deliberately prompt myself to transfer these repeating pattern onto the canvas because my association with them is definitely from a surface design perspective.

We are now onto mark making – this is all about exploring the type of marks your painting tools can achieve.


Charlie x

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