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Rosette Patterns + A Gift for You!

Creating rosette patterns and planet phone wallpapers.
Rosette Patterns + A Gift for You!

Sketching & Inking By Hand

As a part of the pattern design class I’m taking, I’ve been doing a lot of sketching and inking by hand. I’m so used to creating digitally, but I love the hand-drawn look, especially on patterns.

While it’s been fun and meditative to create with pen and paper, it’s also been a bit frustrating at times. Of course, traditional media is permanent, so sometimes I need to re-draw motifs multiple times before they look the way I want.

Here are some rosette motifs I sketched and inked. I always think the sketch looks great, but inking can be another story. 🙈

I re-drew these many times before I finally landed on their final versions.

It’s helpful for me to remember that I’ll ultimately be digitizing the inked drawings, so it’s okay for them to look a little wonky and imperfect as I can always clean them up. Plus, a little bit of wonkiness adds character.

Final Rosette Patterns

After I finally got my motifs looking good (enough), I brought them into Adobe Illustrator to digitize them and turn them into patterns. Here’s a little sneak peek at the final results:

What types of products can you imagine these patterns on? I’d love to know!

♥ Rachel

A Gift for You — Planets Phone Wallpapers

A couple of weeks ago I shared some planet-inspired patterns I created, and a few of you requested them as phone wallpapers. So I went ahead and created some high-resolution versions for you to download!

If you’re already subscribed to my weekly letters, you can download them below for personal use. If not, you can join me for free to get access. ❤️