Making a Pinapple Pattern Design

I find the story behind how a work of art came about as interesting as the work itself. There is art in the process, not just the final product. So part of what I like to share is how I make the things I make, and how I experiment with different ideas. For my pineapple pattern, I decided to come at it from two different angles. Sketching and playing with shapes.

First I looked at some pineapples, both in real life and on the internet. This is a photo I took at the grocery store:

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Next I worked out some possible ideas in my sketchbook:

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I noticed a lot of very geometric pineapple shapes in my internet searches, so I got out the pattern blocks to see what I could come up with.

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At this point, I felt like I had a few strong contenders. I brought both my sketches and pattern block pineapples into Adobe Illustrator.

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The final step was to add some color and create some repeats.

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Thanks for checking out my work! You can also find it for sale in my shop.

Best,

Lindi

 

 

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