This week it was Camelia by one of my fellow Aussies, Anne Marks. I had a lot of fun with it :)
First of all I went off grid and created intersecting shapes.
Then (kind of) on grid (I haven't cut off the scan, I ran out of page so just drew it like this :) LOL.
What I really love about pattern experimentation is the "what if" factor - my brain often goes off on a tangent (and not just when I'm drawing......lol.......I am positive my brain works on a different wave length than everyone else's - precariously balanced between creative and completely crazy......hopefully falling more on the creative side, but, you know, my husband would probably put up a good argument for the "crazy"). Hahaha. Anyway, when I'm drawing a pattern, I often start to think about what would happen if I did ..............??????? The results are often pretty strange and not fit for public consumption, but, sometimes I end up with something that I love.
This time I became fascinated by the idea of intersecting waving lines (it doesn't take much for me to be enthralled with wavy line patterns - love, love them and could draw them ALL day). Anyway, the idea spun off from my first drawing (above), I decided to create a grid with the wavy lines, fill them out with the trio of haloed lines as in Camelia, then build a secondary grid behind the first to create the appearance of depth. The straight lines were drawn in last as detail.
I loved how it turned out and have put together a step out so that you can recreate it if you want. I've called it Whirl as it's built very similarly to double twirl (this one is only on video) - though D/Twirl uses a dot grid to control the size and shape to keep it more uniform whereas Whirl is much more freeform.
I think the best effect is achieved by creating big loopy lines in the top grid (first 2 steps), so that the lines in the secondary grid are interrupted and reinforce the appearance that they're behind the first (probably illustrated most clearly in step 3), and the image below.
A bit of colour for a change - I got distracted half way through colouring this one and had meant to do the bottom horizontal(ish) line also in red - ah well. Let's just call it quixotic, shall we?
Hope your weekend is wonderful - it is going to be wet and miserable here so I'm hoping to catch up reading some garden books that I bought this week to get myself ready for the great potager-ism-ing of my yard :) Fun!