Two Jugs Pattern Design

Two Jugs Pattern

Design Taken From Painting

The Two Jugs design began as a canvas I painted in 2013. I liked the jug elements but felt they were too spaced out. Cutting out the jugs, I could move them closer and overlap them to produce a more interesting interaction. Duplicating the jugs and slightly altering them meant there wouldn’t be such an obvious pattern repeat.

Three Colourways

There are three sets of colourways, A, B and C.

  • Design A uses the same jug colours from the painting, but with different background colours.
  • Design B I recoloured the jugs to be blue.
  • Design C, I made the larger jug creamy white which has produced an interesting engraving style.

Background Colours

At the time of the design there were a total of 24 different background colours which I have explored combining with each of the designs. Roll over each photo to find out the code.

Blending Codes

I used Adobe Illustrator to explore yet more combinations, by altering how the layers blend with the backgrounds. I have detailed the blending methods used in the two digit codes for each design, so that they could be replicated or altered to suit a client’s wishes…

NOrmal, DArken, MUltiply, Color Burn, LIghten, SCreen, Color Dodge, OVerlay, Soft Light, Hard Light, DIfference, EXclusion, HUe, SAturation, COlor, LUminocity.

Creating This Page

With so many colour combinations it would be impractical to show all of them. Here I have chosen a selection of combinations that I feel are interesting. Rolling your mouse over an image will display its code.

The Future

The pattern would be great for wallpaper but also fun for gift-wrapping and fabric too. 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.