Intro

Mexican prints are known for their bold colours and beautiful flowery, repetitive geometric shapes. In this tutorial, Berlin-based artist Amrei Hofstätter (aka Vertico's Puppets) will show you how to create a complex, colourful pattern by using just two simple geometric objects in Illustrator.

Amrei will also show you how you can turn your artwork into a pattern swatch that can easily be used to fill other shapes. You'll also learn what details are important when you create a seamless pattern.

These patterns can be used in a wide range of forms from textiles for fashion design to inclusion within other artworks. See Amrei's work at the end of this tutorial to see how she incorporates patterns into her abstract pieces to add an eye-catching vibrancy of riotous colour.