So, this is my first ever attempt at making a repeating pattern! I definitely recommend Jenn Coyle's Skillshare class on turning watercolor paintings into repeating patterns, or you could follow the tutorial I found over at The Jungalow which was easy enough to follow, but took a lot more messing around in Photoshop than I expected.
I'm also participating in Anika Starmer's Pattern Challenge. She's creating a pattern every single day in 2016, whereas I've only committed myself to a pattern a week. But I am enjoying her monthly prompts. You can find them here if you'd like to join in, or you can voyeuristically check out everyone else's work here.
This is my original watercolor painting. If you look closely you'll see I had to resize a few pesky trees that just didn't want to fit into my pattern.
I've already painted three more of Anika's January prompts, so stay tuned to see how they look as repeating (or 'conversational') patterns.
If you're interested, I also found this super cute pattern tutorial by Julia Rothman, using nothing more than a sheet of paper, markers, scissors and tape. Check it out on the Design Sponge Blog.
Leave a comment below and let me know if you've ever made any patterns, either digitally, or the old-school way!