Using Patterns

One of the interesting attributes of Procreate app for the iPad is the use of brushes to fill areas of the “canvas” with a given pattern. This is very convenient when putting together a digital collage. Instead of just drawing a line or spraying a color these pattern brushes can lay down whole areas or shapes with a predetermined repeating design. The three abstractions below are experiments in using several new pattern brushes to digitally mimic the traditional method of cutting and pasting various patterned elements for a mixed-media composition.

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

7 thoughts on “Using Patterns”

    1. I assume that you can use the patterns that come with Procreate for commercial purposes. If in doubt, you can easily check directly with them. Some of the pattern brushes that I use are made by others and can be used without permission. It depends on the source so if you’re not sure check with the original publisher of the brush. I don’t sell my designs so I haven’t had to deal with this. I hope this was helpful. Thanks for writing.

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