Two Sofas

aff334_c.jpgAs I suggested I would, I spent some time yesterday and today using the surface pattern that I last posted to show how it would look if it were made into a soft-furnishing fabric.

I thought the design looked good and I felt that it would work well as a furniture covering so I used it on two of the sofas that I use in my normal 3D work. I think I have said this before, but I have decided to show furnishing fabric just by itself on the furniture rather than show the furnishing in a complete room since I think that this shows the design better and is less confusing.

This simple pattern has elements designed to accentuate the lines and dimensions of the furniture to make it appear inviting and pleasant. That is, the sofas are not eye-catching and colourful but are the sort of coverings that you would expect to find on everyday furnishings, perhaps in your own home.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

All Walls Now

aff131 1200This is the wallpaper that I featured recently which I am now showing you on all the walls in this room as opposed to using the paper just on a feature wall.

This design lends itself well to covering all of the walls and I thought it would be a good exercise to create a pattern that was not intended to use as a feature.

The room looks like a new room but in fact it is an old set that I have used before which has been renovated. The camera position is also back at the doorway of the fourth wall in order that you can see the whole of the room. As you will see it is the sort of room that you would find in a modern apartment probably anywhere in Europe.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

Leaves, Flowers And Barbs

Mid-century inspired pattern that is 'wall of colour'I have wanted to make a pattern like this for a long time, one that has a tangle of various elements but which, when looked at from a distance, presents more of a wall of colour and design than a pattern of individual motifs.

Patterns like this have been common throughout the history of pattern design and the inspiration for the elements within this pattern are taken mostly from mid-century designs. The colouring is partly mid-century and partly from my new expanded palette. The image shows leaves and a small flower but as a background there is a design which is intended to resemble barbs or thorns.

This design, like so many of my designs, has been created for use as wallpaper for non-feature walls. I am at present working on using this as a wallpaper in a 3D set and I hope to bring the finished image to you shortly.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

3D Pattern

3D pattern designI have been making patterns now for some five years or so. It’s hard to remember exactly when I began making patterns as patterns rather than as 3D textures but this is how I first began on the pattern trail. Then, of course, I got hooked on making patterns just for their own sake.

In the course of that time I have made a great variety of patterns of different sorts but, surprisingly, I have been very short on making patterns which show some element of 3D. I say this because, of course, my skill, if I have any, is in 3D work with Cinema 4D.

This pattern redresses that and produces what was designed to resemble badges against a simple background. I have endeavoured to make the pattern look 3D although I cannot help feeling that I would have been much more successful making the pattern as a straight forward 3D application!

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.