So this year I wanted to start the year with a focus on creating new things. Sometimes I get stuck in a rut when it comes to my business. Somedays I work on too much business and not enough art, so I made a promise to myself that I would create a new pattern every day for 100 days in a row. I'm really enjoying myself so far! Below is the round of of my first 10 patterns and a little peek into my process with the iPad Pro.
Patterns 1-10 below and the cover art above were all drawn on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil and then sent to Adobe Illustrator to be made into a pattern. It usually takes me about 15 minutes - 2 hours depending on the complexity of the drawings and the pattern to complete the whole process. I even had patterns take days because they are so stubborn I have to leave them for a day or two and then return when I'm fresh-minded. I like to work fast because by the time I'm halfway through one pattern, I'm already thinking of another! That's how much I love this work and it's process. Hope you enjoy them!
So far this challenge has really pushed me as an artist to get outside of my comfort zone and to refine other areas of my work. I'm excited for the next 10!