I'm wondering what is the best way to come up with new and unique patterns?

starwars_crazyness12 1/4/2018 10:17 pm 372

so what I am wondering is how is it possible to make patterns that no one else has done how do I find out if someone has already done it, because I never want to take something that someone already did and claim it as my own hope I can get a solution to this winktongue

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Jan 7, 2018 11:21 am

What I do is when I watch a movie, do an activity, or do my homework I think of how I can turn that into a pattern. I took some quotes from a favorite movie of mine and turned it into a pattern.

Jan 6, 2018 7:28 pm

Honestly if you thought it up yourself (without copying) its okay even if someone else had that same idea. Kandi patterns are often copied and the community doesn't witch hunt like the art community does. Someone out there is bound to have some of the same ideas as you, but as long as you didn't intentionally copy its fine. As for coming up with ideas, sometimes taking a look at nature, thinking up a color scheme, or getting ideas off of others work (as long as you don't blatantly copy it, just are inspired by) are good ways of getting ideas. Also listen to what others on here are saying because sometimes people will request differant pattern themes.

Jan 5, 2018 8:56 am

I find that going onto Deviant Art and browsing sprite/pixel art helps me get some idea and do my own version of something. For example, you want to turn a Tamagotchi into a pattern. Put your own little character you like into the screen, change the colors, make it smaller. Could even change the shape from oval to a star if you really wanted to.

Another thing I did quite a while ago is that I wanted to make a Tinkerbell perler but every pattern was way too big for me. What I did was I went and looked at Sailor Moon perler and looked at the different sailor scouts and made my own body pattern. I don't have a picture of it because I dropped the board.