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Storytelling in Pattern Design: Illustrate a Narrative Pattern

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In this intermediate class, students will learn about storytelling in pattern design and how to create their own narrative pattern design.

We’ll cover two main parts of creating narrative prints:

The first part is about learning what is a narrative pattern and how it’s different from other pattern designs. We’ll look through different examples and search for inspiration for our projects. We’ll talk about storytelling, popular and evergreen pattern design topics, and define a story we want to depict.


3. About Narrative Patterns

4. Initial Ideas & Sketches

In the second part, you’ll learn how to create these patterns - from planning, sketching, and arranging the elements, to using Procreate and Photoshop for the best final results.


5. Pattern Sketch in Photoshop

6. Pattern Illustrations in Procreate

7. Final Pattern in Photoshop

This class is designed to cover all the steps you need to take to create a finished narrative pattern design ready for licensing and it’s going to be a solid stepping stone for developing a whole pattern collection later.

I would recommend this class for intermediate levels, but if you’re a beginner with basic knowledge of Procreate and Photoshop, and you already made a few patterns you can give it a go.

P.S. All patterns tell stories, but some patterns just tell them in a more direct way.

Can’t wait to see you in class!


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Storytelling in Pattern Design: Illustrate a Narrative Pattern
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