Autumn Pitkin

Color Pattern Object

Class of: 2027

Major: Communication Design BFA

Medium: Adobe Illustrator

Faculty: Alaiyo Bradshaw

Prompt: As part of our research, we studied various patterns and sketched each one by hand in our sketchbooks. Subsequently, we learned how to use Adobe Illustrator to create digital versions of these patterns. This not only familiarized us with the software but also helped us discover new tools Illustrator provides. Once we had finalized the patterns, we added an array of colors to enhance their visual appeal. Finally, we applied the colorized pattern swatches to an object of our choice.

As part of our curriculum, we delved into the intricate art of creating patterns and applying them to various objects. For my personal object, I decided on a pair of shoes. Throughout the project, I was introduced to the numerous features and tools offered by Adobe Illustrator. My aim was to create an aesthetically pleasing project, incorporating all the tools available in Illustrator. Despite its flawless appearance, achieving the final product required several attempts and experimentation. Nevertheless, I gained expertise in utilizing gradients, fill colors, patterns, strokes, line weight, and different brush techniques, which ultimately helped me create a masterpiece.