To create the elements that make up my patterns, I use a wide range of techniques. Pencil sketching, doodling, painting, printing, markers, pastels, scraping, scattering, splattering, photography and scanning. My most satisfying designs usually begin with some kind of organic, artistic process. Here are a number of examples.
I’ve been drawing, painting, tearing and scanning a variety of textures to make digital collages.
I spent a long time retouching scanned torn paper, then I layered and arranged them into colourful collage backgrounds like this.
I’m looking forward to experimenting with some more varied colour combinations now I’ve thoroughly explored the monochrome palette options. These will be for sale within my stock image offerings.