Weekly Sketch – Rhythm – 03/06/16

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Marker pen sketches about rhythm.

(© Catherine Cronin)


Weekly Sketch – Triangle Patterns – 26/07/2015

I’m still playing around with pattern, and finding it very therapeutic and calming. There is a pleasure in repeat forms and colours; I like my patterns to be hand drawn and not perfect, there is a pleasure in difference too. No exactly measured shapes for me. Here are two roughly executed triangle patterns.





(© Catherine Cronin)


Weekly Sketch – Shells & Creating Pattern – 28/10/2012

In my Weekly Sketch posts I will share the good and bad scribbles that I undertake…

I love shells, not only are they beautiful, and each one unique, but they are a reminder of seaside jaunts and days long gone. Here is a sketch I made of two large shells using water-colour pencils and felt-tip brush pens. I’ve kept the drawing very simple as I wanted to attempt a repeat pattern. I am a fan of pattern design and in particular the work of Jacqueline Groag, but I have never attempted pattern design before.

I imported my sketch into Photoshop and colour corrected to my satisfaction, I then isolated all the shell shapes into separate layers so that I could play around with them in different layouts. I introduced a seaweed motif; block coloured shapes and a blue background. Here is the pattern tile.

I then copied and rotated the tile to create a repeat pattern; below is a pattern detail consisting of 4 of the above tiles. I am quite pleased with this for a first effort, more playing around I think with pattern in the future.

(All works & images © Catherine Cronin)