The style and design world has been taken by storm this summer by tribal and aztec inspired prints, fabrics, and accessories. I have really enjoyed following the trend and have really enjoyed a few in particular. Bri from Designlovefest had a ‘color fest’ post including a tribal tank a few months ago; and Lookbook.nu seems to be all about tribal prints:
From Shoes: (By CHEYSER P.)
To Shorts: (By LUA P.)
To Shirts: (By MOHCINE A.)
So I decided I had to get in on the action, and I designed a tribal/galaxy inspired pattern.
I also gained inspiration from our Geometric board on Pinterest. The tribal patterns that are popular right now are very geometric focused and use various shapes to create the effect.
I loved working on it and actually used AutoCAD for the vector work, then coloured it in using Photoshop.
Tips: Use galaxy images for filling and overlay-creates a great look and enriches the color. Use shadows and layering to help give depth and complexity to the design.