In March I took a Skillshare class taught by Elizabeth Olwen, a surface pattern designer. She gave her students a two week challenge to design a pattern based on the premise of Spring. I decided to focus on early Spring with thoughts of mud, wind and debris, wet conditions and a sky of pale blue, grey and faded purple guiding the imagery and color palette. Ville d’Avray, an oil painting by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was my key inspiration.
Spring Wind Moodboard - Elizabeth Olwen had her students create moodboards in the beginning of the project. Creating moodboards or idea boards is a great exercise to get started on a new project. It is a visual guide of one's initial project brainstorm. I found it to be particularly helpful to pinpoint the color palette I wanted to use.