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Diamonds Pattern Design

Diamonds Pattern

Building the Diamonds Collection

Once I have a rough sketch of an idea, I work up the ideas in Adobe Illustrator. As the design progresses I duplicate the current version, then make changes to the duplicate. This way there are a series of ideas that can be re-visited later.

Pattern Development

This pattern has been quite fruitful, generating five successful designs…

  1. Festival where the elements of the diamond shape have a distinct 1950s vibe.
  2. Ouch! looked like the spines of a cactus spines.
  3. Isometric looked like schematic drawings of a building hence its name.
  4. Diamonds is that I had first envisaged when I called the series Diamonds.
  5. Duplex staggers the diamond shape filling the space more.

Building the Diamonds Collection

Once I have a rough sketch of an idea, I work up the ideas in Adobe Illustrator. As the design progresses I duplicate the current version, then make changes to the duplicate. This way there are a series of ideas that can be re-visited later. The fourth version of Diamonds looked like it could have been from the Festival of Britain (v4). The seventh variation turned out to look like cactus spines hence the design for Ouch! (v7). The eighth version looked like schematic drawings of a building (v8), so I called the design Isometric. This version is the 10th variation, and the one that I had envisioned when I called the series Diamonds (v10).

Rotating Isometric

The design was simplified further by removing the thin shadow lines of the Isometric pattern. I think diamonds only seem to look diamond-like when they are vertical, so this version was rotated by 90°.

Shades of White

As in Isometric, I found using different percentages of white (opacity) made the shapes appear more or less transparent. As if they were sheets of perspex or frosted glass.

Adding Silver

I think it would also be wonderful to replace one of the white panels with shiny silver. Creating a glitzy Art Deco appearance useful for wallpapers in luxury homes or glamorous hotels.

Buying My Designs

My designs are sold through Contrado, based in the UK. Visit my Shop Page for more details. If you would like this design to be specifically added to the shop for you please contact me.

The Diamond Patterns Collection

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