Chris Coco Media
Design + Illustration

Pattern Bliss

At Pattern Bliss blog I'll be sharing my favorite surface pattern design inspirations, trends, a sneak peek my pattern designs, my favorite shoes, and, of course, cute dog pictures. Plus you'll get a glimpse of what goes on inside my studio in my sketchbook series.

Studio Scene: New Mixed Media Tropical Floral

New tropical floral pattern by Chris Olson

Here's a new mixed media pattern with a tropical vibe I'm working on in the studio. This design is inspired by flowers in my garden--who knew Colorado could have a tropical feel?!

Each floral design project begins with my camera and some flowers. Finding the best lighting means checking on the blooms at different times of the day and capturing the best images with my camera. Then I drop the best images into Photoshop. I print the images and play around with them in a collage. Next it's back to Photoshop where I make more adjustments. This process can be repeated as many times as it takes to develop the perfect pattern. Stop by again and I'll share the completed pattern. 

If you are interested in contacting me about a surface design project, please send me an email via the contact link and tell me a bit about the project you have in mind.