A simple woodland pattern made from some basic pen and ink doodles. I scanned the doodles using my little Doxie scanner, and did an image trace in Illustrator. I like its simplicity – just little brown mushrooms and little pine trees. Here it is mocked up on a notebook:
Its been a few months since I last posted on here. I’ve been rather drained from my day job so my crafting and design projects have been on hold. I’ve still been doodling though – this mushroom pattern is made up of a series of doodles I’ve traced in Illustrator. I like the idea of featuring the little mushrooms appearing out of the foliage.
I’m not happy with the green background in the wallpaper pattern – I think its a bit too warm. Perhaps I will experiment further with it. Although the pattern and design is simple, its been an uphill struggle! I’ve been ill in bed for a week with tonsillitis and this is the first productive thing I’ve done. I couldn’t remember how to make patterns repeat, I think the sickness has eroded my mind!
UPDATE: New pattern using the mushroom shapes 🙂 Need to fix the green leaves on this as they bug the eyes.
I’ve been increasingly fascinated by 1970’s surface pattern designs. They’re so bright and stylistically vibrant. This is a little pattern based on a series of sketches I’ve made ogling Pinterest for exotic retro patterns. Scroll down to see the sketches…