Conker Shapes Pattern Design

Conker Shapes Pattern

conkers

Design Inspiration For Conker Shapes

I am sure we all pick up natural finds when are out on a walk. In the autumn my pockets are always full of Horse Chestnuts – conkers. I was intrigued by the smaller odd-shaped, paler patches on the backs and how the shape of them differs to the outline of the conker. This pattern design takes five conkers and these two details and makes them into a pattern.

Design Variations

  • Design A – The design series starts with the outlines used on a large scale.
  • Design B – The second set makes the shapes darker grey creating a much more luxurious feel.
  • Design C – This variation removes two of the shapes, leaving spaces. This has the effect of a much prettier design.
  • Design D – For this design I have overlapped the five shapes creating a more overall pattern.

Spot Pattern

There is actually another design, where I have removed the centre part of the rings leaving a series of spots. This design is so different to these I have set up a new page to show them. See designs for Spot Pattern.

Colour Combinations

For my pattern designs I use a catalogue of numbered, standard colours. When Tango was created there were 19 colours in my swatch library. Colouring the tango element and a second colour for the background. This totals 19 x 19 = 361 different combinations, less 19 for those where the tango element is the same colour as the background which comes to a total of 342 possible colour combinations.

Pattern Coding

Roll your mouse over designs to see its code. The first letter is the design, the number refers to the colour code, the first number is the tango element, the second number is the background code.

Placing The Pattern In A Location

I combined each finished design with a straight-on shot of the chair used in my design for mid century modern chairs. Adding a stylised carpet and simple skirting board. For every image I altered the colour of the real chair to complement the surface pattern. For each design I also created a simple version that was just the pattern, to show how the design could be used for fabric, lampshades, and other surfaces.

Creating This Website Page

I chose a set of my favourite designs they are roughly sorted by colour. Each of the slideshows has a different set-up depending on the screen sized used. Those using a small mobile will be shown a lot less images than those using large desktop screens. Rolling over the images – or clicking on them – shows the code if you would like to discuss this design.

The Future

I would love this design to have another life taken up by a manufacturer. Please contact me if you would like a high resolution file or to talk about how we could work together.

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