Surface Pattern Design Fundamentals II

Design a Jungle Animal Inspired Pattern Collection

Design a jungle inspired pattern, whilst learning some advanced surface pattern design skills in Adobe Illustrator

Design a “Jungle Animal” Inspired Pattern Collection

In this class I’ll take you through creating a ‘Jungle Animal’ themed pattern collection for your portfolio.  I’ll be showing you some more advanced Adobe Illustrator skills along the way.

Jungle themed patterns are not going anywhere soon.  I’ve just designed 10 illustrations/patterns for french company Auzou to go on an exciting new kids creative product, all themed around jungle animals.  I think it’s vital, as a surface pattern designer, to have some Jungle inspired themes in your portfolio.

Some of the topics I’ll cover:

1. Gathering inspiration


2. Sketching ideas using an iPad with Procreate

(you can use a sketchbook if you don’t have an iPad)

3. Creating icons in Adobe Illustrator

using blob tool and shape builder

4. Pattern Design Layout


5. Complex Repeat (half-drop)


6. Simple Repeats using Pattern Tool

to create coordinates

7. Puppet Warp Tool

to create flow in your patterm

8. Global Edit Tool

To modify similar objects in one go

9. Presentation of your Collection

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I’m proud of what I’ve created, and I’d really appreciate if you’d help me out by watching my class

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