Illustrating simple geometric patterns

My latest work in illustration has been the creation of simple geometric patterns against solic backgrounds of colour. This untitled illustration was a quick and happy one. Using an ink pen, I enlarged the brush size to get a thick circumference. I selected the symmetry option and using the line tool I began to draw line segments that connected at (what I hope are) 90 degree angles. I finished the quick draw by adding smiles for the little man sitting at the top. (hee hee).

A geometric pattern with black angled lines connecting over a yellow background
Reminds me of a TV show called “The Simpsons”

Some of the patterns have a tribal feel because I drew inspiration from my recent study of my family’s ancestral masks.

Yellow lines form a geometric pattern against a black background
A black and yellow geometric pattern
Pale yellow background with green geometric tribal pattern
Pale yellow background with green geometric tribal pattern

Looking closely at the second image, it could also be a schematic for an over engineered device. There are many intersections of line that make the design more complex than the earlier illustration and the pattern repeats itself four times. I think that the over stimulating nature of the pattern and the repetition could make for an overwhelming image; which is why I decided to use muted colours that would interact in a more calming manner.

Pink and yellow geometric pattern with rectangles and squares
Reminds me of pink lemonade

This last illustration is a favourite. I really like it as a background and I think or has a high potential for application across different media.

Thank you for stopping by!

-S

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