We’re delighted to republish the fourth in a series of Android mobile photography tutorials by AlyZen Moonshadow. This series of tutorials started as an experiment for AlyZen to create seamless repeating patterns and in many ways it has now taken on a life of its own. This is is the fourth from the series and we’ll be publishing the others very soon.
If you have missed the earlier parts, please follow the links below:
Over to you AlyZen (foreword by Joanne Carter).
“This one I call “Cat Amongst The Pigeons”. It is essentially just a clipart cat and some pigeons placed over an orange background I created. The clipart comes from aPic, the background from Impressionist Fingerpaint.
In this piece I wanted to see how hard it might be to create a pattern showing an intact image, rather than one that has been abstracted. I deliberately kept it simple and used clipart on a simple background, so I could see the process myself and know what worked and what didn’t.
Here is the orange background made in Impressionist Fingerpaint:
Here I used aPic to add 4 clipart white pigeons (doves).
Next, I used the App PicsArt to alter the image so I have mirroring pigeons around an empty background. I then placed a clipart white cat into the empty space in the middle.
Another pass through the “Offset” facility in PicsArt gave me this arrangement, which I liked.
So, I ran this through the “Collage” facility in PicsArt and got this pattern repeat.
Below is the finished square. I also decided to try vertically stitching together a longer piece.