Release Date: 2010-07-17
Number of Patterns: 21
Dragons are imaginary creatures with reptile-like qualities. The name derives from Greek words meaning giant water snake. Dragons are often depicted with the ability to emit fire from their mouths and also the ability to fly. Dragons can have 2 or four legs, are sometimes given a poison secreting quality and have supernatural and devilish qualities. Our set of dragon patterns are created from colorful illustrations of dragons in various styles and poses including 5 clawed Chinese dragons, flying dragons, devil dragons, a clown dragon, a puffing dragon, a fire breathing dragon, a dragon surrounding a castle, and a knight attacking a dragon.
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Number of Patterns: 25
Joseph Mallord William Turner – Painter of Light
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) was a controversial English landscape painter. His eccentric style matched his subjects – shipwrecks, fires, natural catastrophes, as well as natural phenomena such as sunlight, storms, rain, and fog. The significance of light to Turner resembled God’s spirit. In his later paintings he concentrated on the play of light on water and the radiances of skies and fires, almost to an Impressionistic style. Our collection of Joseph Mallord William Turner patterns includes many examples of his style including The Fighting Temeraire, The Shipwreck of the Minotaur, Snow Storm, The Grand Canal, Peace – Burial at Sea, and Rain, Steam and Speed .
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Number of Patterns: 24
Soccer aka Association Football is a team sport which is assumed to be the most popular game in the world. The eleven man team plays on a grass field and attempts to shot a soccer ball into a large netted goal positioned on opposite sides of the field. The team with the most goals at the end of the timed game period is declared the winner. Our pattern set of soccer shots contains a fun set of Soccer-themed illustrations including players, soccer balls, referees and fans. Players (both male and female) are depicted in various action poses including kicking the ball, heading the ball, and defending the goal.
Release Date: 2010-05-31
Number of Patterns: 27
Henri Rousseau – French Naïve Post-Impressionist Painter
Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) was a French Post-Impressionist painter whose work is characterized by the term “Naïve” which implies art without a formal training or degree. Rousseau was only recognized for his self-taught generous after years of criticism for his non-serious, childish art style. One of his more popular scenes is that of jungles, yet he never left his native France to see one in person. A particular style that he invented is that of a portrait landscape which combines a view of a favorite pa
Release Date: 2010-05-19
Number of Patterns: 22
Sunflowers are an annual plant that is best distinguished by its large flowering head. The small flowers in the head are known as florets and are arranged in a mathematically defined spiral pattern. When it buds, the sunflower follows the direction of the sun during the day. Products from sunflowers include sunflower seeds, sunflower oil, breads, and butters. Our sunflower pattern set includes many photographs, which depict this plant from various angles. Various parts of the sunflower plant are highlighted in the patterns including the flowering head, leaves, and stem.
Release Date: 2010-04-29
Number of Patterns: 35
Caravaggio – Italian Master of Lighting
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was an Italian painter who is best known for his dramatic use of lighting. His mastering of “Chiaroscuro”, a technique of using strong contrasts between light and dark to achieve volume, made the style distinctive among his works. Caravaggio had a quarrelsome nature, which caused his some trouble in his life. His paintings were frequently of religious themes, along with numerous still lives and portraits. Our pattern set contains most of his most notable wor