Process of drawing and pattern making
A necessary component in art and design, a form or a pattern is the base level template for every piece of art that starts its journey from a drawing on paper. However, as necessary as it is to in designing, it is equally challenging in fine art too because of its very technical aspect of the process. In my practice pattern drafting requires a high degree of my mind and eyes conscious attention, and certain ambitions, for a successful pattern to be drafted. This becomes hard to bring up something as sometimes the designing the pattern has taken relentless hours into its repetitive production. The more draft the better it is. It is like exquisite to problem solving, and immediately their minds starts to compute math, and how those lines and shapes can be accomplished in the drawing and drafting it on paper first. Sometimes I draft a pattern or at least a layout on computer using Photoshop it the pattern I want to achieve is complex and requires 2 to 3 layers overlapping each other but most of the times I prefer to draw a motif, drawing on paper by hand first and then take it to the computer for further editing if required.
Once the pattern/ motif/ drawing is finalized I think about its registration on the surface, in my case it is mostly on canvas or wood panel. When its placement is decided on the surface I make a draft on transparent tracing paper by repeating the single motif/ drawing I sketched out on paper by repeating it keeping in align the proper registration of the drawing. after drafting the front, back, and details in repetition, that’s a good place to stop. This leaves me to again transfer the whole series of these pattern onto the canvas surface. Like I said above, it's a massive investment of time to draft your own patterns. There are also pattern books that have all of the math and measurements and steps involved for making your own patterns.
Here is one example of how I extracted and designed the water wave pattern for my recent painting " somewhere".
1. Original image of water wavePhotographing and selecting the image- editing- cropping- changing the color hue & saturation
One more example to show how I designed pattern digitally on photoshop.