Learning New Tools In Illustrator

I am still working hard in the design class I am taking. It lasts one more week and then there will be several weeks break before the next segment. This week is focused on hand drawing motifs, converting them into vector art, then arranging the image in layers of color and pattern. I drew a poppy using a black fine line marking pen, colored it in using oil pastels, and smudged them with my finger. When I finished, this is the design that came from the work:

Poppy Pattern


I also had to make sure this would tile and repeat correctly. I could now send this off to Spoonflower, or other digital printing service and have fabric printed from this art file. My only hesitation about this design is it is a little old-fashioned looking. I might try recoloring this with a more modern color palette and see what happens.

Until next time,


3 thoughts on “Learning New Tools In Illustrator”

  1. Well, JOAN, I feel an automatic connection.AND I am from California and grew up in the bay area.I really like the license plate you designed. I will be following you. I am curious about your class you are taking.Thank you for sharing. Joan Barrett

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