Boxed CMYK

Boxed CMYK
Boxed CMYK


Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. These simple four colours combined in printing can create a huge colour gamut. Not sure if its because i’ve worked in print for so long but there is something about the base colour combination that still brings a smile to my face.

The boxes are simple and clean with CMYK colours spilling from them. Combining a few of my art staples, this shows my design geek love of pantones, CMYK colour pallettes, simple layout and clean geometry.

Heart String Art

heart string

Created as a single continuous vector path in Adobe illustrator. My ‘Heart String’ art has an almost knitted feel. Designed to appear as though you could unpick and unravel the line to leave nothing but the empty page.

Would be interesting to see how this image would look actually created out of stitched string. Unfornutaly i’m not fantastic with a needle. I prefer pushing pixels and bending vectors.

Please check out my older posts for more geometric illustrator art. All questions and comments are welcome. I’d love to know what people think.

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Amsterdam Trip


Had a little weekend trip to Amsterdam. Great place, lots of canals and bikes. The images in this post are inspired in one way or another from two days of wandering the canals, drinking beer and absorbing an amazing city. Above image, simplified Dutch tulip.

Amsterdam Bike

Can’t escape bikes in Amsterdam. They are absolutely everywhere. I made it a bit of a challenge to be somewhere in the city and not have a bike in view….. Failed!

Dutch Windmills

The 3 X’s are liberally dotted around the city. I originally thought they were a reference to the red light district. With a little more consideration I realised that they were reflective of Dutch windmills. Obvious really. (edit: aparently not all that obvious. Have been reliably informed that the 3 crosses represent the 3 dangers of amsterdam; floods, fire and black death. – Thanks Lena.)

Amsterdam Red Light District

The above image is inspired by the red light district. (Not very subtle) Amsterdam prostitutes are stunning. Definitely worth window shopping.

Dutch Courage

Way too much ‘Dutch Courage’ was consumed in the two days I was in the City. My liver is not my friend this week.

Amsterdam Streets

One thing I found with Amsterdam is how difficult it is to navigate. A series of roads loop around the centre. If you follow a road you end up pretty much where you started. Very confusing indeed. It doesn’t help that everywhere looks similar – Narrow buildings, canal, bikes.


The above image is my interpretation of the Amsterdam. The image is an amalgamation of the movement of a bike wheel incorprating the four sails of a Dutch windmill.


Above image –  Paper Weight. 🙂 …… It’s a long story.

Amsterdam Canabis

Above – Coffee Shop.

Although we didn’t sample the local canabis, it’s influence is everywhere.

Amsterdam Red Light District

Image above is again a reference to the red light district and one of the funniest things i’ve ever seen. It is however, a tale for another day.

All in all a great trip in a beautiful, cosmopolitan city. The perception is that drugs and prostitutes are all this city is about. Nothing could be further from the truth, It has so much more to offer. From quirky art shops, galleries, canals, and bikes: there just wasn’t enough time to take it all in this time, but i’m certain i’ll visit again soon.

Harmony Geometric

Harmony Geometric by Ale x Patterson

Harmony Geometric by Alex Patterson

Geometric art titled harmony. Although simple at first glance, there is more complex geometry used than just segmenting a circle. See the image below to see in detail how it was constructed.

harmony construction

Harmony Geometric Construction by Alex Patterson

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Rainy days 1

Rainy Days 1 Geometric Art by Alex Patterson

Rainy Days 1 Geometric Art by Alex Patterson

Simple geometric study of rain drops in puddle on a typically rainy day in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Love how ripples naturally fade as they drift away from their point of origin until no trace remains.

When creating this piece, Great consideration was given to the weight and distance of each line to mirror natures simple complexities.

Rainy Days 2 Geometric Art by Alex Patterson

Rainy Days 2 Geometric Art by Alex Patterson

Not so subtly influenced by umbrella’s viewed from above. Similar to the ripple piece, the concentric shapes are spaced and weighted precicely. Rainy days 2’s lines are intentionally weighted heavier giving it more of an opressive feel. Trapped under the umbrella but safe from the rainy chaos around you.

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three quarters

three quarters

Three Quarters Geometric Art

I’m not really sure how to decribe this piece (ha!). The 8 concentric circles are symbolic of the usual 8 hour working day. Work for 3/4 hour, tea break for 15 (if no one notices). Although simple rules were used in creating the piece, at first glance it seems almost abstract.

Hidden messages in art intrigue me and i can see many ways in which i could do similar art pieces with a cypher encoded within.

Geometric art available soon at my sound wave art website.

hex loop

hex loop

Hex Loop Geometric Art by Alex Patterson

My tool of choice for geometric art has to be Adobe Illustrator. Ideas can quickly be adjusted, tweaked and deconstructed easily and intuitively. Many times I will over work my art and make it too complex. By creating in stages, I can step back or remove elements that are just not necessary to the aesthetic look of the artwork.

The image above, ‘Hex Loop’ went through many variations until I was happy to click save and consider it complete. Sometimes art comes easy, other times it needs to run its course, trial and error until a resolution is found.

I do plan on making some of my geometric art prints available to purchase  on my sound wave art website.

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Heart cubes

Been working on quite a bit lately but not updating on here so brace yourselves for a barrage of random art over the next few weeks. (Sorry!) Hopefully, however some people out there may appreciate some of my art.

Heart cubes

Heart Cubes by Alex Patterson

This geometric piece is basically a stylised, simplified heart.

Always had a thing about isometric boxes ever since my Dad taught me how to correctly use a drawing board with T square and set squares. From that day I immediately had a respect for geometric form.

I do plan on making some of my geometric art prints available to purchase  on my sound wave art website.

Feedback always welcome. Just comment. 🙂