Week twenty

I am SO excited for this week: we are dedicating the whole week to making repeating patterns! I have wanted to make a tutorial about how to make patterns in Procreate for SO LONG! I’ve been making patterns for a looooong time, and every time I get that perfect repeat, it feels a little magical.

Patterns are not only much easier than you might think to create, but they are useful in so many real-world applications. You can use patterns to design your own fabric, print on apparel, home decor items, and much, much more.

I have created some helpful tools and resources to get you making your own patterns in no time:

In this video, I will teach you two ways to make seamless repeating patterns in Procreate. Follow along and draw with me as you learn how to make a simple pattern with basic shapes and a more complex pattern with multiple layers.

 

You can test out how your pattern looks when repeated using this handy tool! Use split-screen view with Procreate and Safari, then drag a single layer directly from Procreate onto the tester page and see your pattern repeat instantly. You can even adjust the scale to see how your pattern looks at different sizes. Find the tool quickly by going to bardotbrush.com/repeat.

 

This article contains the video tutorial and tester tool above, plus a ton more info about how patterns work, different repeat types, ways you can use your patterns, as well as some places you can print your patterns on fabric, apparel, products, and more.

 

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May's Theme:

make stuff

Week 20: Let’s Make Patterns

This week I am encouraging you to make repeating patterns for your art-making. You can think of each prompt this week as a theme. Each day you’ll create a pattern based on that theme. You don’t even have to draw anything new! I tried to pick subject matter we’ve attempted with MAE in the past, so feel free to use old artwork to make new patterns! You are, of course, welcome to draw new artwork too. 😘

On Monday, ease into pattern making by creating something simple with basic shapes. My repeating patterns tutorial will walk you through how to make a simple pattern. Then have fun making themed patterns using our daily prompts the rest of the week! Sunday is artist’s choice, so pick any pattern theme or style you’d like.

The Prompts

Week 20 | may 10-16

let's make patterns

Mon: geometric shapes
Tue: doodles
Wed: florals
Thu: food
Fri: weather
Sat: animals
Sun: artist’s choice!

You can access each week’s prompts, with links to reference photos, at makingarteveryday.com

This Week's Tutorial

Live Tutorial! DATE at TIME PST

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The best place to catch the live stream is on the Bardot Brush YouTube Channel. Don’t forget: You can watch or re-watch the previous livestreams on my tutorials page on Bardot Brush!

This Month's Progress Tracker

You can always download the current month’s Progress Tracker at bardotbrush.com/progress

(its a .Procreate file, so you can keep track of your progress right in Procreate!)

You’ll find instructions about how to use the Tracker at the link above. I even made you a star stamp brush for you to use! It’s my Procreate version of a gold star sticker.

Share and Connect with other MAE Artists

We’ve got a Facebook group just for participants of Making Art Everyday and all things Bardot Brush! Come join our group of supportive artists of all skill levels, share your work, ask questions, and be a part of the community!

Making Art Everyday is brought to you by me, Lisa Bardot!

I’m the owner of Bardot Brush, one of the leading brush makers for Procreate. If you’d like to support me, please check out my premium brush sets that inspire creativity at bardotbrush.com.

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