Some Common Mistakes when Creating Pattern Design

Creating a successful repeating pattern can be tricky, and it’s easy to make mistakes along the way. Here are some of the biggest mistakes I have experienced when creating a pattern design.

One of the biggest mistakes I have experienced as a beginner learning pattern design is creating a pattern with too many elements. This can make the pattern look cluttered and difficult to work with, as there are too many pieces for the eye to take in at once. Another mistake I have made is using an overly complex color palette, which can make the pattern feel overwhelming and busy. Finally, using too many different shapes and sizes can detract from the overall harmony of the pattern, making it look disjointed and distracting.

In this article, I will discuss my mistakes when Creating Pattern Design.

1. Creating Technical Repeat

Creating a technical repeat when designing a pattern is a common mistake that can lead to an unnatural-looking design. Technical repeats occur when design elements are placed in a perfect grid-like formation, which can be unappealing and make the pattern look too repetitive. To avoid this, I tried to vary the placement of elements and have them interact with each other in an organic way for a more aesthetically pleasing result.

2. Tram Tracks

Tram tracks are a common mistake when designing patterns. When this happens, the pattern elements have hard edges that look like train tracks and can be distracting. To avoid tram tracks, you should use various softening techniques to create smoother, more aesthetically pleasing patterns.

3. Elements not Relating

When designing a website, it is essential to ensure that all elements are complementary and work together. This means that they should not only be visually pleasing but should also be related in some way. One of my mistakes was having elements that didn’t relate to each other; this can be avoided by ensuring that all the design elements are connected in some way: through their colors, shapes, or themes. It’s essential to keep the design consistent throughout the design.

4. Color

I made some mistakes regarding color, scale, and how many elements I used in my design:

  1. I should have considered the color wheel for my design.
  2. I ignored the size of each component and how they fit together.
  3. I added too many elements, which resulted in an overcrowded and unbalanced design.

In conclusion, pattern design can seem daunting when starting out, but with practice and understanding the basic principles, you can develop your unique creative style. By avoiding mistakes like creating technical repeat, tram tracks, elements not Relating, and Color, you will be able to create unique and successful patterns. As a beginner, it is essential to remember that practice makes perfect – so strive to create new designs regularly, experiment often, and have fun! 🙂

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