I often wonder what my style is, how can people recognize my drawings or my patterns, what I can do to create something which is really me and not a cheap facsimile of something I saw online or in magazines.
Colors have always been a hard subject for me, for many reasons: I don’t really know how to use them in my work, I can’t buy a colorful piece of clothing (my wardrobe is only black, grey and white, oh and the blue from my pairs of jeans, and without any patterns), I often see them as kitsch when it comes to furniture or home decor… All those things put together suggesting that surface pattern design is not really made for me, working with colors being a huge part of it.
As I said before, my goal with surface pattern designing is to create beautiful things of course, to develop my creativity, but also to make a living out of this.
As some of you may have noticed, there is in the sidebar of the blog a Pinterest board, called “Pattern Inspiration”. I use Pinterest to gather tons of patterns I like, for different reasons. My goal was to create some kind of a unique and personal pattern library that I would use for inspiration.
I didn’t have much time these days to work on new patterns, but a few days ago I experimented something interesting I thought I should share with you.