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Color + Pattern: 50 Playful Exercises for Exploring Pattern by Khristian Howell

By Khristian Howell

Do you've gotten a keenness for styles? The value and occurrence of either colour and development within the present layout panorama is very unlikely to disclaim. not just is trend a headliner within the style class, yet daring development can also be taking middle degree in domestic decor, paper items, and components like no different time in contemporary history.

It's time to leap onto the scene with colour + Pattern! Masterful development clothier Khristian A. Howell will fill you with self belief and a fearless use of colour and an curiosity in all issues trend, so that you can create your individual attractive paintings that may be revealed on materials, paper, and transfers.

Fully illustrated with a wide and sundry variety of trend designs, Color + Pattern highlights leaders within the undefined, showcasing how development layout involves lifestyles while it reveals its means onto completely paired items. other than sharing a great deal of stunning paintings, Color + Pattern informs readers at the many various sorts of styles and terminology, exploring discovered styles, sharing procedures of making styles, in addition to displaying how one can combine trend into many points of genuine existence with 50 exercises.

After all colour and trend are supposed to be enjoyable, so layout, colour and repeat!

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YOUR MISSION Create an inspiration board that has a central theme and inspires the feeling of a collection you want to create. COLOR + PATTERN 40 11 CREATE A PINTEREST ACCOUNT What did we do before Pinterest? If you don’t use it, create an account now, seriously, go. Pinterest is an invaluable tool that allows you to collect and organize (into groups called boards) all those enticing images you Ànd on the web. The best thing Pinterest ever did for creatives was introduce private boards. I love using private boards to collect inspiration images for new collections.

Whether or not we were destined to be artists, we’ve been encouraged as children to doodle. It’s so freeing. It allows us to daydream without any fear of judgment. It’s a means by which to truly escape into our imagination. Doodling can even be a great form of meditation as we allow the whole world to melt away for a few moments. For all these reasons patterns and artwork created in a doodle style can feel very familiar and captivating. These patterns are playful and childlike, yet when done with skill, they can have an abstract sophistication, as well.

It’s important that the colors will be able to sit with each other in different combinations to round out a collection. Every designer has a different method by which the story of their artwork develops. For me, color is the central part of the story. Many times, I have an idea for a color story and it will begin to unfold from there. This can happen for me even before the Àrst motif is drawn. This is how vital a strong color story is in my mind and in my creative process. Color is really everything.

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