Most textile designs are painted and created first as croquis. It is just a simple way of implying repeat, meaning that the pattern structure is hardly noticeable. It’s a good way to explore ideas, and to play around with your motifs, by using different rhythms and compositions, which includes…
- very set and precise
- fluid and free-flowing
- random and tossed
- arranged in some sort of shape
- arranged as a border
- employing changes of scale
- positive and negative motifs
- linking images and background patterns
- 3D effects, shadows and shading
- motifs and colours in different ways
- changing proportioning of motifs and elements
From this new knowledge, and how to create a croquis I did a few of my own.
I really enjoyed creating these crocks, it was definitely a way for me to think about my theme and my motifs. To figure out a way how they could become repeated deigns. To think about my collection more professionally.