ART BYTE – DOODLING 2

Deanna Williamson, Interlaced Pattern, colored pencil, 2016, therightpink.com
Deanna Williamson, Interlaced Pattern, colored pencil, 2017

As I mentioned in a previous post on doodling, you can find patterns all around you and figure out how to draw them by breaking down the patterns into basic components. This yields a step by step drawing process called a doodle algorithm. I developed the algorithm for Interlaced Pattern from the faintly colored background on a paper check. Below are the steps:

Deanna Williamson, Interlaced Pattern, Step 1
Deanna Williamson, Interlaced Pattern, Step 1
Deanna Williamson, Interlaced Pattern, Step 2
Deanna Williamson, Interlaced Pattern, Step 2
Deanna Williamson, Interlaced Pattern, Step 3
Deanna Williamson, Interlaced Pattern, Step 3
Deanna Williamson, Interlaced Pattern, Step 4
Deanna Williamson, Interlaced Pattern, Step 4

I used a dot grid to help draw this but it’s doable without one. After creating these steps I drew the finished one at the top of this post. I used that one to practice pencil shading and try out a new set of colored pencils.

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