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  1. 1. © copyright www.afdindia.com Academy of Fashion & Design Shastri Road, Kottayam-686001 CreativeAbility II Chapter 3- DESIGNING PATTERNS & MOTIFS The candidate may be asked to draw objects that require him to decorate it with some ornamental design or pattern. Prime examples of this type of questions are – Book covers, neckties, carpets and gift wrappers, scarves. In most cases, it’s good to show the complete three-dimensional object. That is to say, that if asked to draw a gift wrapper, don’t just draw a plain wrapper. It would be wise to make a nice little box, wrapped with paper and a little ribbon and card. In case of tablecloth or drapery is used, show the natural fall off cloth. Study how the tablecloth loosely drapes over a table and imitate it. Patterns/ Motifs are entities which may make or break your design. There is no strict rule about what type of pattern will go well with a garment or object. But there are few points, which though not religiously followed by designers, should be kept in mind by you at this stage. Use patterns, which are aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. For example, a striped or geometrical design for a considered worthwhile for a necktie or men’s trousers. Type of pattern and their usage in order of preference a) Florals are used more for Feminine Dresses, Table Cloth/Furnishings, Scarves/ Handkerchiefs and Ladies hat/ Jacket b) Geometric patterns are mostly used for Furnishing / Bedspreads, T-shirts and Table mats. c) Plain Strips look good on Men’s wear, Ladies wear & Furnishings. d) Diagonal stripes can be had on Ladies wear, Men’s wear & Furnishing. e) Chequered patterns look good on Table Cloths, Bed sheets, Shirts for men & Tops for women. Call a design school admission Expert on +91 89712 96752 Visit www.afdindia.com for more afdindia . gateway to global design schools
  2. 2. © copyright www.afdindia.com Academy of Fashion & Design Shastri Road, Kottayam-686001 CreativeAbility II It’s not compulsory to fill a dress or table cloth with a pattern. A plain and pattern less garment may look more appealing if properly conceptualized and drawn. If you are asked to design an Emperor’s robe, it would be better to used a suitable motif like that of a lion in the garment which will enhance your design. DISCOVER YOUR OWN CREATIVE RESOURCES Designs are as infinite as man’s ability to imagine and dream. This has been proven since beginning of time. Once you are aware of the design elements and principles, you are fortified with acknowledge which will help you create beautiful compositions. The different types of decorative designs can be classified into two groups : Natural and Abstract. A selection of shapes in nature can inspire infinite design ideas. Forms which show no similarity with any natural or man made object are known as abstract forms. These are designs born in the artists mind, and have no relationship with nature. See Plate 1 Decorative forms of leaves, flowers, animals etc., are natural forms used as they actually are in reality. They are transformed into decorative types and forms and are then used in design. This procedure enhances their beauty. Remember there is every possibility of you being asked to draw decorative forms of any of the natural objects mentioned above. Specimens showing decorative forms of various types are given in plate 2. Practice these. Then prepare specimens of such types independently and used them aptly in your designs. To train your hand, make rapid free hand sketches of specimens given in plate 3. You may make minor changes in the specimens while practicing. Call a design school admission Expert on +91 89712 96752 Visit www.afdindia.com for more afdindia . gateway to global design schools
  3. 3. © copyright www.afdindia.com Academy of Fashion & Design Shastri Road, Kottayam-686001 CreativeAbility II Plate - 2 Call a design school admission Expert on +91 89712 96752 Visit www.afdindia.com for more afdindia . gateway to global design schools
  4. 4. © copyright www.afdindia.com Academy of Fashion & Design Shastri Road, Kottayam-686001 CreativeAbility II Plate - 3 Basic Motifs Call a design school admission Expert on +91 89712 96752 Visit www.afdindia.com for more afdindia . gateway to global design schools
  5. 5. © copyright www.afdindia.com Academy of Fashion & Design Shastri Road, Kottayam-686001 CreativeAbility II Plate - 4 - Practise These Call a design school admission Expert on +91 89712 96752 Visit www.afdindia.com for more afdindia . gateway to global design schools
  6. 6. © copyright www.afdindia.com Academy of Fashion & Design Shastri Road, Kottayam-686001 CreativeAbility II Placement : is the arrangement of motifs on the subjects . To create good patterns, it’s necessary to organise motifs, rhythmically and harmoniously in the given external shape of the object. Balance, proportion, order of motifs, radiation and rhythm are fundamental principles of design which need to be applied. There can be various ways of arranging the motifs. Some of them are as given below: Central Border Radiating Corner RandomTwo way Call a design school admission Expert on +91 89712 96752 Visit www.afdindia.com for more afdindia . gateway to global design schools
  7. 7. © copyright www.afdindia.com Academy of Fashion & Design Shastri Road, Kottayam-686001 CreativeAbility II EXERCISE DS 2-3 1. Design a hand fan for a movie star. The outer shape of the fan should not be less than 20cm in height or width. Decorate it with geometric designs. 2. Design a handbag for a teenager, using decorative forms of a butterfly. 3. Create a recognizable form using only geometric shapes. Use it as a design for a child’s bed cover. 4. Design a scarf using following motifs i. Fish ii. Flower iii. Sun iv. Leaf v. Peacock Call a design school admission Expert on +91 89712 96752 Visit www.afdindia.com for more afdindia . gateway to global design schools

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