About This Class
I know, I know… another Blob Brush course. What is my latest obsession with the Blob Brush! In this instructional course World’s Easiest Motifs with Negative Space Details Using the Blob Brush and Eraser for Pattern Design, I feel I can show you yet another technique to help you in making the fastest… motifs….EVER! I will help you to create negative space really easily WITHIN the motifs with the eraser tool. It is so easy, you won’t believe it! I want you to look at motifs a little differently so you will cleverly use negative space to have the maximum impact. The contrast between your motifs and the background gives a completely different feel, and you will love how simple it really is to add different angles like side views, top view or front view to add depth to your design.
I will also be giving you tons of pattern design theory along the way, like varying the scale of your motifs in your composition and quick ways to position and reposition components. We will make some design elements small, some medium and some large and we will balance them out by arranging them next to one another in different scales. Varying scale gives it visual interest and allows your eye to move around the pattern.
I have plenty of other ideas and pointers too as I demonstrate my workflow from drawing that first motif to fully rounding out the collection. I am also teaching you techniques for adding depth and interest to patterns created in this style! You will create foreground, middle ground and background layers which make your pattern so much more interesting! It will be a fun little adventure for you.
Development of quick techniques with the blob brush for pattern design in Illustrator is the focus of this course, with the goal of helping you increase your proficiency with Illustrator techniques you may never have considered. You will conceive an energetic pattern which can be colorized to help establish the foreground, middle ground and background layers! In this course, you will learn every step. And remember, these techniques you pick up can be used for so much more than florals! Think of your favourite illustrations to draw and imagine using these methods and techniques on them!
What you learn here covers many fundamental principles in the general workflow of many surface pattern designers and graphic illustrators. It is guaranteed there are new methods and strategies to be learned each day with loads of new skills in this tutorial! And you will get more than just facts and knowledge: if you've taken other Deloresart classes, this is just an essential evolution in your artistic development. If you make a repeat pattern, it can be used to sell with companies like Spoonflower or Print on Demand sites for wallpaper, fabric or gift wrap, or to create custom products.
As far as prerequisite skills, I would recommend some knowledge of Illustrator with the goal of wanting to learn additional techniques. In class, we’ll talk about both design and technical aspects of creating the artwork. I will demonstrate them at a reasonable pace so that it will be easy to follow along. This course is for all levels. I suggest Illustrator for this class, as that is what is being featured here, but any other vector software is suitable, so long as it has the same functionality. Conceiving and executing an artwork or pattern can be done relatively quickly with this little adventureI'll be showing you more advanced Adobe Illustrator skills along the way too, but you can definitely be a beginner when it comes to learning these tools and techniques. If you are like me, you’re always learning new pattern design skills and you want to take it one step further. If you are looking for ways to scale-up your pattern and coordinate production, you may find this is perfect for creating motifs and patterns more simply and effortlessly. I called this class "World’s Easiest" for a reason! Development of quick techniques with the blob brush for pattern design in Illustrator is the focus of this course, with the goal of helping you increase your proficiency with Illustrator techniques you may never have considered. You will conceive an energetic pattern which can be colorized to help establish the foreground, middle ground and background layers! In this course, you will learn every step. And remember, these techniques you pick up can be used for so much more than florals! Think of your favourite illustrations to draw and imagine using these methods and techniques on them!
The key concepts I will include:
- Creating motifs using the blob brush and shapebuilder tool
- Many considerations for designing repeating patterns efficiently
- Approaches you can take in your creative work moving forward
- Designing pattern layouts in pleasing arrangements with depth of field
This is a relevant course for you to take no matter what the end purpose for the artwork you create. Let’s dive in, so you can be benefitting from your knowledge now in your art practice!
- Introduction - Easy Negative Space Blob Brush Motifs (1:43)
- Lesson 2 Basic Shapes with the Blob Brush (6:21)
- Lesson 3 Carving Out Negative Space (7:29)
- Lesson 4 Pathfinder Crop and Trim (6:50)
- Lesson 5 Additional Motif Tricks (7:42)
- Lesson 6 Starting the Pattern (11:00)
- Lesson 7 Perfecting the Pattern (13:46)
- Lesson 8 Mockups and Finalizing (5:33)
- Lesson 9 Conclusion and Wrap Up (1:42)