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Creating Patterns

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With each new pack for Doodle Patterns I like to include at least one or two patterns which are my very own creations. Inside Pack 4 you’ll find a pattern called banq which I developed after spotting this awesome pattern on a ceiling:

banq inspiration

Firstly I had to work out if I could draw it at all! Here’s one of the early rough attempts which wasn’t too embarrassing to share! ;o)

banq-attempts

Then the pattern needed breaking down into repeatable steps, each of which needs to be simple! There’s nothing worse to me than a pattern step which seems to be “now draw a bird” like it’s the easiest thing in the world. There are a few interesting curves to draw, but I think with a little practise this is easy enough to follow :o) I hope so anyway!

Here are my final steps for banq – I’d love to see your drawings using this pattern :o)

banq-katherine-newman

Have you ever tried to deconstruct a pattern yourself? Where do you find your pattern inspiration? :o)

Category: App, Inspiration, Pattern

Doodle Patterns v1.60

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A new update to Doodle Patterns went live over the weekend to add in the fourth pack of extra patterns! :o) There are now over 350 patterns available in the app (if you purchase all of the extra packs). Here’s a little glimpse at some of the extra patterns available :o)

Pack1 Pack2 Pack3 Pack4

We updated both the iOS and Android versions, and also fixed the problem some Android users were seeing with pack purchases misbehaving. Make sure you grab the update! :o)

 

The new patterns were drawn using an Apple Pencil and an iPad rather than by hand. This sped up the conversion process, with the added benefit of all the steps being perfectly aligned and much smoother lines :o) I really like the new steps and I hope you do too!

Category: App

Doodling Together #4 Complete!

35 artists from all around the world have worked together to complete another large doodling project :o)

Doodling Together #4

Thank you to all who joined in with the project: Angelbear, Artsycjm, Becky, Becstar, Carippin, Caryl, Cassie, Celestlkiddy, ChaosCoyote, Charmarose, Chieri, Colette0101, Dawnlawty, Elsa, Fedele5, Flocassam, Floralie, Ginja2330, Inishneee, Katherine, Kathie, Looholmes, Mchadsey, Mjtervet, NurseBea, PureJoye, RTDice, sdfrog, Shawnanna, SleepyBuddha, TC93, TheSieve, Ulrike, Ursulane, WhimsyByKel

If you would like to own a copy of the finished artwork you can order prints and fabulous merchandise from Society6 :o)

If you’d like to join in with the next project, head over to the App Store to grab Doodling Together! :o)

Category: App, Doodling Together

Gallery Photos #14

It’s time to admire some more gorgeous artwork which has been shared in the Doodle Patterns gallery! :o)

If you’d like to see some of the other awesome doodles people have shared through the app, check out the all the Gallery posts.

Don’t forget to download Doodle Patterns to have a library of patterns in your pocket! Plus, then you can share your artwork too :o)

Category: App, Gallery

Gallery Photos #13

We’ve just passed 500 uploads in the Doodle Patterns gallery! Wow! :o) Here’s the newest uploads :o)

If you’d like to see some of the other awesome doodles people have shared through the app, check out the Gallery category.

Category: App, Gallery

Gallery Photos #12

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It’s been rather a long time since my last gallery post! Sorry about the delay! It does mean I’ve got even more to show you in one post :o)

Check out the Gallery category to view all of the images shared through Doodle Patterns! :o)

Thanks to everyone who has been sharing their doodles! Your artwork is all fabulous and great inspiration :o) If one of these pieces is yours please let me know :o) I’m happy to link to your webpage so people can see more of your artwork :o)

Doodle on!

Category: App, Gallery

The Letter B Complete!

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The second of our large letter projects has been completed! A giant B surrounded by wonderfully tangled beach balls! :o)

LetterB-1290

The 100 unique squares were created by these 35 wonderful artists: antonia, BudsMom, butl3602, Carolinefm, Cenedre, Charmarose, Cobaltkitty, Craftypooks, deniw, Fallingstar, FGmon, Flocassam, HappyLilTurt, Heps, Hnamken, Jekyll, JTC, Kaprice, Katherine, les342, Lucy, magdalena76t, Michelza, Mousetrap, MrsG, prissclark, Rimamariah, RTDice, Sbuchspics, Shaminia, Shel85, SilleSix, Tabathaao, WhimsyByKel, WriterRev :o)

I love the contrast between the big bold patterns and the delicate pen work on some extremely detailed squares. If you look really closely you might spot a black cat, a sneaky little mouse and a dragonfly! Each square is so different and yet they all come together beautifully! :o)

If you’d like to purchase a print or other fabulous merchandise head on over to Society6 :o)

If you’d like to join in with the next project, head over to the App Store to grab Doodling Together! :o)

Category: App, Doodling Together

Gallery Photos #11

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Here’s another lovely lot of photos from the Doodle Patterns gallery! :o) Lots of colourful pieces and I love the doodled clipboard! :o)

Check out the Gallery category to view all of the images shared through Doodle Patterns! :o)

Thanks to everyone who has been sharing their work in the app! If you see your artwork here please do leave a comment and let me know who you are! :o) If you have a blog or other site you’d like me to add a link to, just let me know! :o)

Category: App, Gallery

The Letter A Complete!

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The second project in Doodling Together was a letter A and the last square was finished this evening! :o)

LetterA-1290

Over 30 people joined in with this project! :o) Some people only did 1 square, most completed between 2 and 6, whilst one person managed 17! Wow! :o)

Well done to…

amflood, antonia, Artfulmimi, Ashocon26, beebarose, Bubblyfish, BudsMom, butl3602, Carolinefm, Charmarose, Charocon29, CPW, ELMStocker, Heps, Hnamken, Jazz, Jolager, JTC, Kaprice, Katherine, Lucy, magdalena76t, Mechelle, Minew90, Mongolka, prissclark, Rimamariah, RTDice, Sbuchspics, Sjmelle, Susieq1982, Wigwagwiggy and WriterRev

your drawings have all come together beautifully! :o)

If your name happens to begin with an A, or you just think the final artwork is awesome like I do, you can order prints and merchandise over on Society6 :o)

Category: App, Doodling Together

Gallery Photos #10

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More awesome images have been uploaded to the Doodle Patterns gallery since the last post! :o) I’m really impressed by the variety and there are some truly gorgeous pieces here! :o)

Don’t forget to check out the Gallery category to view all of the images shared through Doodle Patterns! :o)

Thanks to everyone who has been sharing their work in the app! If you see your artwork here please do leave a comment and let me know who you are! :o) If you have a blog or other site you’d like me to add a link to, just let me know! :o)

Category: App, Gallery