Lately my go-to tangle patterns have been curvy and flowy, and I've been playing around with a new rather feminine one that I'm calling Lola. I won't use the D-word, but developing this pattern was kind of an absent-minded process, taking one pattern and morphing it into something else, and then into something else from that, and so on, by changing one small thing with each version of the drawing until I liked the result enough to experiment further.
Here's Lola as a border...
as a flourish...
in skydiving butterfly formation... ;o)
as a border with curlies and auras...
as an 'enthusiastic' hair day...
as a walk in the garden...
...and one more zendala.
one with a watercolor background...
...and last, as a potted plant, 'cause I can. ;o)
Here's the basic how-to:
Be mindful of which 'lobe' you want to be the biggest and be consistent when drawing these, since varying that part will produce very different results.
When drawing the three inner teardrop shapes, try to keep the amount of space between the outline and the inner shapes consistent. If you have trouble, try drawing the middle one first and then the ones on either side. And the width of the 'stem' part is about how big the gap between the lines should be.
But wait, there's more!
I thought the swoopy lines of this pattern suited Helen Williams' style very much, so I gave it to her to play with last week. And she very kindly took time out of her chaotic schedule to knock it right out of the park. :oD I just love these... be sure to click on them to view them full size.
You can see more of Helen's very memorable art here.
She's got an ebook out, which you can see here.
And a video about said ebook, which you can watch here...try not to be distracted by the unbearably cute pile of snoozing kittens on her desk.
Seriously... I had to watch it twice.
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