All of my patterns are hand designed. What does that mean?
I will show you, with the help of Patrick Gilmore
Ain’t he swell?
If you plop this image into a “Make my photo a pattern” program, you get this:
Instead of an algorithm, I draw out these images using the power of my mind, and tiny little taps on my iPhone (Yes I do all this on my iPhone). Now you know why I don’t make many large patterns.
Hand patterning leans more towards characterized images, not always a pixelated photo style. Smaller patterns can also be tricky (and more fun) because you have less room to manipulate information.