Woodland Scene

This pattern was inspired by a vision of a idyllic woodland setting full of trees and bushes intermingled with its’ various wildlife inhabitants. It was deliberately portrayed in a silhouette, paper cut-out manner to evoke a tradition of old Fable illustrations.

This project was a part of my ongo­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion with Kidspat­tern. If you’d like to learn more about them please vis­it their web­site HERE. Alter­na­tive­ly, view the archive of our pre­vi­ous projects HERE, in which I dis­cuss in detail the his­to­ry and nature of our work.

All cloth­ing-mock­ups pre­sent­ed here are pro­vid­ed cour­tesy of Kidspat­tern and are used for visu­al­i­sa­tion pur­pos­es only.

Brief Overview 

Show­case of a pat­tern devel­op­ment series designed with Kidspat­tern as a part of a com­mis­sion for a kidswear client’s for Autumn Win­ter Collection.

Sec­ond design in a group inspired by the theme of an enchant­ed for­est. In con­trast to The “Pea­cock For­est” (view HERE), the “Wood­land Scene” design is aimed at younger age group there­fore its colour palette is soft, neu­tral and mono­chro­mat­ic. This time the for­est is por­trayed through a fairy­tale prism mak­ing it a per­fect fit for a bed­time sto­ry. 

Since this design was aimed at the new­born and baby age groups,  I also opt­ed for flat, sim­pli­fied draw­ings and kept the colour palette quite plain, stick­ing to a set of neu­trals matched with blend­ing yellows.

Below please feel free to browse through a selec­tion of few var­i­ous colour ways and arrange­ment alternatives.

Main Version

Here is a full-print, small­er-size pat­tern that focus­es on the ani­mals. They are high­light­ed in a shade of deep-yel­low. They speck­le the plain, white back­ground and the pat­tern is round­ed-out with fur­ther com­pli­men­ta­ry arbo­re­al elements.

Woodland Scene · pattern design
Woodland Scene · pattern design
Woodland Scene · pattern design
Woodland Scene · pattern design
Woodland Scene · pattern design
Woodland Scene · pattern design

Version 1

This alter­na­tive ver­sion has the ele­ments arranged into reg­u­lar clus­ters, with plen­ty of space around each one. This made the design feel lighter and more delicate.

Colour Background

Last­ly, this ver­sion is set against a rich, dark-yel­low back­ground. The sil­hou­ettes are posi­tioned along a more lin­ear nar­ra­tive, are larg­er in size, but blend into the set­ting more.

Woodland Scene · pattern design
Woodland Scene · pattern design
Woodland Scene · pattern design

Printed Product 

Below, please browse through a slideshow selec­tion of var­i­ous exam­ples of the “Wood­land Scene” pat­tern in print. These items were pro­duced for the Kids Autumn-Win­ter Col­lec­tion (18 – 36 months age-group). Here you may observe how the pat­tern was used and print­ed across mul­ti­ple items, for exam­ple a hood­ed gilet and a jumper.

Please note that these images are pro­vid­ed cour­tesy of the client and Kidspat­tern and are used for port­fo­lio pur­pos­es only.

Woodland Scene · pattern design
Woodland Scene · pattern design
Woodland Scene · pattern design
Woodland Scene · pattern design