Tutorial by Lyndsay, Senior Designer
Here we break it down for you in 5 easy steps.
Start by creating a bunch layout in the centre of your art board. Make sure there’s some bare canvas around it.
You can see that this flower is hanging off our canvas at the bottom so to make this repeat work, it will need to reappear that the top of the canvas.
To do this, duplicate the motif then use the x and Y axis in the toolbar to move it north exactly the length of the canvas. This canvas is 64cm, so you’ll see me type -64 into the Y axis to move the motif 64cm exactly north.
TIP: Make sure that the triangle in...
Written and produced by Morgan, Social Media Coordinator
In this video you’ll learn some incredible watercolor painting tips, the essential do’s and don’ts, from our talented artist and designer Bec. These skills are ideal for beginners and for anyone who needs a good refresher.
You can also paint alongside Bec as you watch this video.
The tools you’ll need to use throughout the video include;
Have you got everything? You do, great! Now let’s get started!
Different paper stock. Which is the best for watercolor painting?
There are so many different paper stock options available to purchase nowadays. However, with watercolor painting, your choice of paper can drastically change the outcome of your artwork.
Here Bec is painting on the...
Written and produced by Erin, Digital Design Media Manager
Look around you. On your desk you might see a pretty notebook, mug or phone case.
If you’re in your bedroom there might be a floral bedspread, a stripe wallpaper or a polka dot pillow.
Have you got dresses? Skirts? Trousers? Or workout gear?
These may be feature florals, checks, paisleys, tropicals or tie-dyes.
So basically, any art created to be mass produced on a product surface is considered surface design. And that counts for every kind of product. Homewares, accessories and also fashion apparel.
The pattern part of the term “surface pattern design” of course refers to repeated...
Words by Erin, Digital Design Media Manager
First of all, congratulations for being on this design journey — wherever you are, whatever stage you’re at.
You've made the wonderfully rewarding decision to nurture your passion for print. The fact that you are even reading this blog proves it!
You are doing the work and putting it out there. And we know that can be scary. Even the simple act of putting brush to paper, and not sharing it online will expose you to the worst critic there is….. yourself.
We know here from personal experience how awful that inner nag can sound.
“My painted rose doesn’t look anything like I wanted!”
“I have published my digital folio but had no interest in my work!”
“I’m a failure.”
“I’m not a good enough artist to be in print design”
“I cannot complete this print in Photoshop, but I should be able to!”
“My work is rubbish.”