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Color + Pattern: 50 Playful Exercises for Exploring Pattern by Khristian Howell

By Khristian Howell

Do you could have a fondness for styles? The significance and incidence of either colour and trend within the present layout panorama is most unlikely to disclaim. not just is trend a headliner within the type classification, yet daring trend is usually taking middle degree in domestic decor, paper items, and components like no different time in fresh history.

It's time to leap onto the scene with colour + Pattern! Masterful development dressmaker Khristian A. Howell will fill you with self belief and a fearless use of colour and an curiosity in all issues trend, so that you can create your personal attractive artwork that may be published on materials, paper, and transfers.

Fully illustrated with a wide and sundry diversity of development designs, Color + Pattern highlights leaders within the undefined, showcasing how development layout involves lifestyles while it unearths its means onto completely paired items. other than sharing a great deal of attractive paintings, Color + Pattern informs readers at the many alternative types of styles and terminology, exploring stumbled on styles, sharing strategies of constructing styles, in addition to exhibiting how you can combine trend into many features of actual lifestyles with 50 exercises.

After all colour and development are supposed to be enjoyable, so layout, colour and repeat!

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Store displays are a great place to check out³not only for color, pattern, and shape, but also to get information on what the marketing teams think is hot and trending at the moment. , will always be relevant. The challenge is to Ànd new, exciting ways of expressing them as successfully exhibited with this stripe (at far right) found at Tricia Guild in London. While you’re shopping, do be sure to purchase samples you love. This doesn’t have to be extremely costly. Grab a greeting card that makes you smile or a roll of gift wrap that speaks to you.

Absorb what is so you can start to develop a sense of what’s next! I suspect my mother may think I have a bit of a spending problem. She sometimes calls me on a random day to say hello. ” What I really mean is I am out “shopping the market”—just seeing what’s happening and what’s new and exciting. I usually will pick up little bits of inspiration along the way. YOUR MISSION My personal favorite places to shop are paper stores, retail fashion shops, retail home décor shops, and fabric stores. There are two reasons this is vital to my creative process.

Bloom where you’re planted, as they say. Go to a museum or gallery near you. Been there a thousand times already? Bring your sketchbook this time and play. Another great opportunity for inspiration is festivals and outdoor markets. Both afford you the chance to see new visual delights. They’re even worth a day trip if there’s nothing in your immediate area. YOUR MISSION Head to a museum, festival, or open-air market. Don’t forget your sketchbook and camera to capture all the amazing colors you’re sure to see.

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