Surface pattern design | blush tortoiseshell

I’ve been really enjoying creating surface pattern designs lately – here’s a stellar one I created yesterday: a blush tortoiseshell pattern design. It’s a sweet take on the traditional colour palette. I love how the glow comes through and looks like liquid resin – but it’s totally a digital painting done in Photoshop.

There’s just something so satisfying about patterns. Naturally, when viewing a graphic, the brain seeks to make sense of it. That’s where the principles and elements of design come in – one being, of course, pattern, whether it’s referred to as repetition or also rhythm. The brain digests the repeat information and is soothed. That’s how I understand it, anyway!

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