Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pattern Variations

I did not do much art in July. Partly because I just didn't feel like it and partly because of my injured finger. My finger is a little better now and I am slowly getting back into my artsy mood, which is a very good thing.

To start of as easily as possible I have been drawing what I call pattern variations. I use a squared moleskine XL softcover notebook for this, so I can use the grid as a guide. I basically pick four colours of felt tip pens and I divide the page into several sections and try to make pleasing patterns with the same colours, so they are automatically colour coordinated. This is both very relaxing to do and gives quite interesting pages.

Here are some recent samples:

As you can see I like to write down the colours and brand of the pens I use so I can easily get the similar colour combinations in the future should I want to. 

By doing these I am also slowly building a little personal library of possible patterns. I have all sorts of lofty ideas for artwork where I combine different patterns and these might come in very handy then as inspiration.

For now I'll just enjoy collecting these variations and taking it easy. I like art that relaxes me right now, without too many complications. :-)

Hope you have something simple that relaxes you when you need it and I wish you all a wonderful and artsy day! 


  1. These are fantastic patterns. I save your patterns in a special folder. They are just great.

    1. Oh, that's really flattering to me, that you save them like that. Fabulous. :-)

  2. Gorgeous patterns, Carin. I love how you used the colors which causes them to pop off the page. Glad that your finger is starting to feel a bit better too......Linda E.

    1. Thank you Linda, I do love playing with colours. :-)

  3. Wat een verscheidenheid weeral , mooi om te zien en een goed idee om er ineens de juiste pen en kleur bij te noteren want idd gemakkelijk voor in de toekomst .

    1. Tja, ik word om de een of ander reden zelf ook erg blij van deze pagina's. :-)


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