Make it in design Summer School week 2 : Tribal theme

MAKE IT IN DESIGN summerschool week 2 : tribal pattern

Here is one of the online design challenges I'm participating this month. I got the news of this Make it in Design Summer School through Nini (again, she's such an inspiration!). The school is giving out a creative brief every 2 weeks in August to those who sign up. Then we design a pattern based on the brief and the final work will be shown in their gallery. So many people signed up for the class (it's free!) that the web site went down in the first week and I had to wait for a day to be able to submit my first work. You can see my first design in the theme of Tropical Paradise here.

The above image is my pattern for week 2 theme, Tribal. I didn't have time to research much so I decided to go with very simple icons of geometric shapes representing nature.  Here is my initial sketch.

MAKE IT IN DESIGN summerschool week 2 : tribal SKETCH

I tried using various shapes and varying sizes of each icons to make it dynamic. Keeping it in my merry style is very important so I added cuteness and put in very bright colors. I had problems choosing background colors so I posted this color choices on my facebook page and got some helpful replies :)

MAKE IT IN DESIGN summerschool week 2 : tribal pattern
My eyes really went for the yellow (always my merry color) so I used it in the final pattern (the very first image). I'm very happy with this design as I was figuring out how to make pattern for my personal project and still couldn't make it. This design at least makes me understand more about making pattern. I'm also excited to see details that used to be in my doodles developed into a real artwork.

Below are my other color choices. Although I go with the yellow, I'm curious to know which one is your choice :)

MAKE IT IN DESIGN summerschool week 2 : tribal pattern

This summer school has 3 tracks altogether, beginner, intermediate and advanced. I signed up for all 3 tracks but decided to do only the beginner for now. It's a good exercise to help you stay in design challenge and connect with people who are like-minded. I just wish that I could have time to chat more with talented participants in the class. But like I have said, facebook and other social media really suck your time. Right now I really need to focus on creating more art. I'm so happy that I can do more and focus more this year :)

I like this design so much that I made it a wallpaper for my screen. Feel free to save the image to use it on your desktop if you'd like. Hope it will make your day merry :)

MAKE IT IN DESIGN summerschool week 2 : tribal pattern