Inspired by nature, this pattern collection is filled with raw texture, hand-painted motifs and an earthy colour palette.
By pairing back each shape to its rawest form, I was able to show the bare basics of this collection - the beautifully textured lines from oil pastels, the variation of tone in watered down black ink, the scratchy marks of a toothpick or the rough edges of ripped paper.
Moodboard & Research
I started this project by researching natural textures and patterns in nature, weathered man-made materials like rusty walls or gates, cracked paint, broken wood etc. I looked at abstract artists' work to see how they combine textures and layers to create beautiful marks within their abstract art and striking compositions.
The Design Process
Most of the motifs were painted using basic materials that I found outside or lying around the house (sticks, toothpicks, styrofoam, bubble wrap, twine/string, old paint brushes or dried markers). These helped create a natural feel to the collection. I used Photoshop to scan in and isolate these marks while making sure to keep their natural shapes and textures. I wanted a dark and earthy colour palette to continue the feeling of nature, like you've just stepped outside on a crisp Autumn day. I used my daily walks with my dog as an opportunity to take photos of weeds and plants for inspiration.
The Final Collection
The final pattern collection consists of 8 pattern designs in 2 colourways. This collection was designed for use in interiors, homeware and stationery and is currently available for non-exclusive or exclusive licensing.
If you'd like to view the full collection or discuss licensing options, please get in touch via my contact form. We also have a selection of botanical, abstract and seasonal designs available for licensing. If you'd like access to my full pattern library then contact me via my contact form.