Thursday, May 26, 2016

Pattern Variations

As you know lately I have been very much enjoying using grid paper to draw patterns. I decided to buy an XL softcover moleskine with squared gridpaper so I could play some more with this.

Because the book is quite big I can do several patterns on one page and so use variations of a certain colour combination and see how they look together. It also leads to very attractive pages, at least to me. :-)





For now I basically use Stabilo felt tip pens and choose four colours to play with. But I can see how in the future I will use different pens or coloured pencils and more challenging numbers of colours.
In any case it's a lot of fun to do these and see how many variations I can come up with.

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy day!

10 comments:

  1. wow! having the patterns on the same page is incredible. The one from the 17-18th - is it really only those 4 colors? when separated by a white space (of the page) the red turns into almost a pink/purple kind of color and looks totally different in the chevrons and boxes than in the other patterns. Also in the one from Monday I just can hardly believe these are the same colors in each pattern because they look so, so different to me. I'm amazed at how much of a difference the WAY you use the color makes a difference. And since it's about repeating patterns and since I'm a musician I thought maybe it is like how important rhythm is in music - to the extent that you can have the rhythm alone with no note (color) and it is still so coherent... wow. thank you much!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments Judith. Yes, there really are only four colours in each page. It really is true that colours influence each other depending on the way they are used and I guess your observations are proof of that.
      The rythm and repetition of patterns is exactly why I love them, I find them rather intoxicating in a good way. ;-) I can see how this would remind you of music, that's an interesting idea.

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  2. Fantastic work and colors. I enjoy these shapes.

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  3. Wow, these really are awesome, (and that is not something I would say "loosely"

    You have taken so much care with these pages, that the fool one to believe that they have been stitched!

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    1. Ooh, some of these would look so cool stitched. I seem to do a lot of patterns that remind people of embroidery. I would love to try that out, but can't even fathom how much time that would take. Drawing is so much easier, haha!

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  4. What a great idea to play and try out different pattern variations. It's both fun and relaxing and can be used as a reference too. You have the best ideas!!

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    1. The reference is actually part of it. I want to learn to design digital patterns and it might be nice to have a treasure of ideas to work from.

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  5. Ongelofelijk wat een verscheidenheid , echt interessante en mooie combinaties , weer heel geslaagd ! Knap!!

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