Gastly Pattern by Rooibos

Gastly Pattern

Rooibos

23 April 2014 at 23:48:47 MDT

I decided that I would learn how to make a tiled background today, so this is my first attempt! I had a lot of fun, but I'm definitely going all digital instead of doing the lines traditionally next time ahaha.

FYI this isn't the tile-able image. If you want the file for your blog or anything, let me know and I'll send it to you privately!

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    Look at all those rad fangleteeth

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    This is cute as heck! I always ink my pattern elements traditionally (bc I can't ink digitally, oops) and it helps me to color everything, then merge layers before I make the pattern in another file. :3 Not sure how you did it, but maybe that'll help a bit!
    Can't wait to see more patterns from you~

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      Ohh I kind of see what you mean!! I'll definitely take that into consideration next time I try it out.

      This is actually the original tutorial I used:
      http://www.designsponge.com/2008/05/welcome-julia-and-how-to-make-a-repeat-pattern.html

      It encourages you to kind of draw it all at once? But the cutting gave me troubles with the line-up that I had to fix digitally.

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        ohhh that sounds so scary! If you want I can try to explain how I do it sometime. c:

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          I'd love that!! I'm pretty sure I have you on Skype if you want to chat about it sometime.

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    This would look adorable on a purse~

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    Could I maybe use this? O v O

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    This is amazing.. :o Can I use this for my phone?

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      Oh, sure thing! Would this file work fine for a phone or would you like me to note you the original?

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        can i get the original? Just in case it's not big enough I can tile them to fit the pixel size. :D And thanks so much, you're so rad!

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          Sure thing! I'll note it to you now.

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    yess gastly <3 do you have any tips on making lovely tiled backgrounds like this? i've always been interested but i dont know where to start!

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      This is actually the tutorial I used to start!
      http://www.designsponge.com/2008/05/welcome-julia-and-how-to-make-a-repeat-pattern.html

      Best of luck, I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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        oh! thank you very much :D

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        might i also ask what art program did you use to make your design like, perfectly cut in half or cut into the corners? i use sai and i'm not sure how i'd do that with sai, but i also have gimp. any advice is good, really. i feel like such a noob

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          I actually drew this traditionally and cut the paper like in the tutorial? Then scanned it and used my desktop tile option to help me adjust it to where I needed. I've only made one, so I'm still a noob myself! I wish I could offer you more advice, but hopefully that helps a little!

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    Oh gosh I'd actually love to get this printed on some fabric so I can make a bandana or something ;;' would that be okay with you?

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      Oh, sure! I was thinking of making a Spoonflower account?? Unless there's a different way I'd be able to print fabrics that you'd suggest!

      I'm flattered that you'd like my design enough to wear it, like seriously! I'd love to make pouches, quilts, bags, etc out of my future patterns too!

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        Spoonflower is actually the best I know of haha, so I say go for it! Hella excited about this now eeee. Honestly I'd kill for a drawstring bag of this pattern, I feel like that would be every flavour of badass.

        Lookin' forward to what you make with future patterns too! I'll definitely try to put aside some cash.

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          I signed up and ordered a swatch today! I'll definitely keep you updated, thanks for your support!! <3

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    so rad!! little late, but could i get that file sent my way?

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    Could I get a link to that file for desktop background please ;; v ;;

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    Could I get a link to that file for desktop background please ;; v ;;

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    Oh man, this is definitely giving me inspiration to try something like this