Spring Wind Pattern

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.

 

Vector drawings of my original pencil sketches

 
 

Final pattern block

Spring Wind Pattern repeat with dark background

 

Download a free desktop wallpaper of my Spring Wind Pattern! Click either color choice below.

Spring Wind desktop wallpaper - Dark

Spring Wind desktop wallpaper - Dark

Spring Wind desktop wallpaper - Light

Spring Wind desktop wallpaper - Light

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Spring Wind mobile phone wallpaper - Dark

Spring Wind mobile phone wallpaper - Dark

Spring Wind mobile phone wallpaper - Light

Spring Wind mobile phone wallpaper - Light