Before the trip to Marracetch we were tasked to experiment with different techniques in preperation for out outcome when we get back. I wont know what i plan to use for inspiration for the project, however Moroccan tiles are very famous so i thought this would be a good starting place ton play with Colours and the process of digital stitch.
I wanted to create a tile like pattern using the depiction of diamonds squares and circles. Which i found that repeating enough creates a complex pattern made of simpl shapes and colours.
I took note of the bight, dark and warm toned colours which i associate with morocco. These could just be a stereotype of the area but for now I think it is a good representation and a simplified version from the research I have already seen .
Using the Digitilizer programme on the computers i used the repeat and line tools. With these i wanted s able to create a mandala style pattern in a circular formation. I found the key to these tiles or patterns is repetition varying the quantities to utilise the space availed like within the circular boundarys.
The Bottom row of buttons in the picture above contain two of the most useful tools within the programme. The yellow button with a square reflects a shape in to the corners of your design. ( 3rd icon in, yellow) The following yellow button is a repeat tool, whatever shape you click on will multiply in a circular form. You can relate it many many time with a number scale right next to it .THis also insures that all the shape used with this tool are evenly spaced and symmetrical.
The tool bar at the far side of the picture shows you every shape that is on the design and what tool was used to make it. This allows me to see what i have done and fine specific elements of the2 design to wither change or delete . IOITs a simplified and Moore logical representation of the design.