This was an experiment in combining geometric shapes and patterns in an interesting way.
I couldn’t resist a little digital manipulation in order to complete the water crystal/snowflake pattern posted yesterday. With the whole thing put together, I can almost see it dancing in a soft winter wind, drifting toward a branch or blade of grass, waiting to catch it.
This one popped up from one of the stages of the a snowflake I was drawing. I wanted to try a pattern that didn’t quite survive in the snowflake. This was the result, although I wish I’d paid a little more attention to where I started it on the page so there was a complete pattern.
Building a Snowflake
This one started with a circle, and then some guidelines drawn in every sixty degrees so I could get a hexagon and build on that shape. Then I just thought about what forms lines and shapes seemed interesting and marked those with color. Then I erased the guidelines and started filling the interior. Some of the original shapes got broken down into smaller pieces to make them more interesting , and then, finally, the background was shaded in to finish it off.
Another geometric design based loosely on images of water crystals. I’m also posting a collage of the stages of this one because it changed so much from beginning to end and I find the process itself just as interesting as the final image.