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Fishink Patterns

February 6, 2017

Happy Monday everyone, I hope this finds you well. You might have seen the recent working collaboration I’m having with Jeweller Heather Fox  here, and I think we’re nearly there.

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Just waiting for Heather to do some soldering work, affix the dogs to the strip and then turn the silver band into a ring.. exciting developments hey!

I decided to have a play with patterns today to inspire and hopefully encourage some of you to try and make some textures of your very own.

I started with four photographs (each is found top right of each new page below) and then I took sections from each of these initial images. Twisting, rotating, re-colouring and reassembling them into new formats.

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You can have some great fun making new patterns, and it’s really not that hard with a good software program like Photoshop. What does everyone else use to create patterns ?

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I liked keeping the green theme going here with this star inspired photograph.

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The wood grain in this old knotted stump, provides some lovely textures and movement in these repeat designs.

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Then I would often use them to create animals for my work.. like this…

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I hope you found this inspirational and it prompts you to create some textures of your own. Do let me know.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. susancarolineday permalink
    February 6, 2017 9:04 pm

    Hi FishinkThanks so much for the faithful posts.I make patterns using folded paper to make a framework and then hope for inspiration! Into flowers leaves birds etc.Sue x

    Sent from my Samsung device

    • February 8, 2017 1:21 pm

      Cheers Susan, Glad you found this inspirational too, good luck with all the paper folding.

  2. alibrookes permalink
    February 12, 2017 9:44 pm

    I can’t wait to see the finished piece! Lovely textures, too. I like to use Illustrator to make patterns, but dabbling in Photoshop at the moment, as I’m doing an online illustration course – eek!

    • February 13, 2017 9:48 am

      Great news Ali, let me know how it goes and what your thoughts about it are. You certainly seem to have gotten to grips with it by the look of things : ) Love your work

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