This parrot all over designs is done a little bit differently than all the other designs. I just copied on the motifs at random to cover nearly all the page. I decided to leave some white bits so it’s not too dark. I faded the whole layer out which gave quite an interesting outcome which sadly wouldn’t work for my collection. This repeat turned out really dark so I’ve brighten it up a little bit.
I love the symmetry of this parrot and that it creates additional patterns in the negative spaces.
I like symmetry, I though if I draw straight lines in Photoshop but make them dip where the motif is it might look good. It didn’t, this I probably the worst outcome.
Parrot on leaves. I wanted to try doing a pattern that wasn’t so carefully thought out like the other ones. I really like this one and the link between parrots and leaves I’ve created. I’ve changed the opacity of the background to 80% and also moved the red parrot on the top leaf to the centre.
Random flamingos. The flamingo translated amazingly in to Photoshop. Had a little play around with multi-colour then decided to do yellow and green only.
Half drop mirror flamingo pattern looks good but it needs a background. Decided to use some of my mark making but it didn’t quite seem right.
Then I decided to add a similar colour as the base colour. Also tried just base colour without the mark making.
I thought why not use the pattern I already have as a background? It look a little too busy so I faded the back layer 80%. Still didn’t look quite right so I decided to fade the bottom layer even more to 60% and made the top layer bigger. I am really happy with this design I think it would work very well on many surfaces not just hospital gowns.
Alternative colour ways. Using colours out side my colours pallet was quite fun as it really showed how the pattern can progress in to a lot more surfaces. I really like all 3 options and how different they are but I think my favourite one of the navy and orange on the right.
Decided to play with scale by making the repeat small. Played with colour and also added the previous pattern on it. I think it’s looks too busy even after fading the bottom layer.
Swan with flowers and leafs motif looks so cute. I decided to use a simple half drop repeat and added the leaves as a background.