How to draw a seamless geometric pattern


geometric design, pattern design

Seamless patterns are usefull for textile and wallpaper designs. Let's see how you can draw an asymmetrical, repeating pattern made of intersecting ribbons.

Step 1: Draw a grid of four squares

pattern design tutorial

Step 2: Draw a haphazard design, for example two intersecting, curved ribbons.

pattern drawing, pattern design

Step 3: Copy the design to the other squares

seamless pattern, how to draw a pattern

Step 4: Readjust and connect the two opposite curves to make a continuous ribbon.

how to draw a pattern

Step 5: You'll probably need to extend some curves to the other squares

how to draw patterns

Step 6: Extend more curves if required.

how to draw a pattern

Step 7: Trim some curves to make them look one above the other.

seamless geometric 08


Step 8: Isolate the central part of the design. This will be your pattern.

pattern drawing

Step 9: Delete the grid lines.


Step 10: Copy the pattern horizontally and vertically to check how it works. The result is seamless and complicated, thought it has a small problem. Some ribbons are not continuous.

seamless geometric 11

Step 11: Go back to the pattern and lets examine how we can fix the problem. If you carefully notice your pattern you'll understand that you have to copy some lines (the red lines) to one more square.

seamless geometric 12

Copy the red lines to the other square.

seamless geometric 13

Step 12: Readjust and connect the lines to create a continuous ribbon.

seamless geometric 15

Step 13: Isolate the pattern again and repeat it horizontally and vertically

seamless geometric 16

This is the final result.

seamless geometric 18

Step 14: Experiment with color. There are many different ways to add solid color to the pattern and each time the result will be different. You can paint only some areas and leave other white or you can experiment with different color schemes.

geometric pattern, black and white pattern

purple yellow pattern, geometric pattern, how to draw a pattern, pattern design how to

purple design, purple pattern

pattern design, modern patterns

geometric design, pattern design

black and white pattern


Related articles

Rug size should match the living room's furniture placement. placement of furniture based on the size of the rug. How big of a rug should the living room have?
If you feel that your dining area is rather boring, then consider changing the pendant light above the table. Pendant lights apart from serving as light sources in a room, they can also be used as focal points.
The article discusses the various types of carpet-making methods and the decorative styles that they typically associate with.
Today's children's 3d animations often portray living spaces designed with aesthetics in mind. Is it possible that the animation industry has created a new profession in designing and architecting? Perhaps in a few years, an architect or designer will be a required member of the larger team working on...

The most complete book about Furniture Arrangement

Latest advice

My parents’ house is old styled and the living room is 6m X 3m and height 3m. The patio door is 1.35 m wide. The home furnishings are 25 year old. There is a double rail curtain track behind the crown molding 3m long. Could I hang window treatment that extends the full length of the wall instead of...
I want to buy curtains for my open plan living room kitchen but I have no idea what to choose. The balcony doors are next to each other. The living room features a variety of color, including black and blue cushion sofa and armchairs, and red cushions. Black and gray furniture, white walls complete the...
“What is the most suitable type of flooring for a gym?”
According to your experience is it a good solution to install grass pavers on the outer garage ramp floor? We prefer planting grass than installing concrete floor on the yard. However we do not know their resistance and the care that they might need. Would the grass maintain its look? How could I water...

Cookies Policy