My Kennard & Kennard Fabric Collections
Hallo! Today I wanted to chat about how I got into creating patterns for Kennard & Kennard and the current collections I have with them. Not all the images may be available on their website anymore since the fabric may already be out of stock.
I quickly went through a few pattern tutorials, which I tried with mixed results. In fact, it's only recently ( 2 years after my first pattern) that I found a method that currently works best for me in Photoshop and that may change as I learn more about pattern design. All my work is hand drawn and inked first, then scanned into Photoshop where I colour up the illustration and then turn it into a pattern using the offset filter and pattern preview tools.
I currently have four collections with Kennard. The first one is "Wonderful Wings". Drawing the Eagles in this collection gave me a hard time as I don't really draw birds of prey (am going to change that though) and my first pattern was also rejected.
My second collection went a bit better for me and I enjoyed it more as well. This was "Sea Life". I would have liked to have added more into this collection as well. The movement in this collection I thought was much more interesting than the birds. These are animals that travel or can be found on the Australian coasts.