Go-To pattern library – Part 2

Wow, I never thought so many people would participate! Thank you all for the great response!

Many of you have come up with incredible versions of Shattuck! You can go through the list of participants by clicking right here.

You may have noticed how a simple pattern like Shattuck can change completely when you start using it more often.

This week we will try a new pattern with new strings! Because our first pattern was just a ribbon, I decided to ‘convert’ an existing pattern into a filler. I was drawing Ropuz by Natalie Plechkova, when I noticed the potential after stopping at Step 4.

Ropuz by Natalie Plechkova

If you have a look at Ropuz Fill, you will notice that I completely ignored Step 5 and 6. You CAN do that, you know! With ANY pattern!

Ropuz Fill

This allows you to fill any shape. I will not spoil your own explorations of this pattern … there are MANY possibilities how you can play.

If you feel that Ropuz Fill is too hard, PLEASE don’t give up! Send a picture of your attempt and I will help you get it right!

What do I mean by ‘playing with a pattern’? Try to imagine what would happen if you added more bulges in the same way you did in Step 3? What would happen if you draw this pattern on a long waving line? What happens when you draw up to Step 5 in a grid and repeat it, rotating the direction of each section? What happens when you use a Zigzag line instead of a curved line? What happens when you add striping? What if you extend the ends and let them flow into another pattern like Hollibaugh? What if the ends end at one single point? What if the bellies of the shapes as drawn in Step 2 and 3 are much bigger? (Examples will follow during the course of the week … and here they are: Playing with Patterns)

This is what I mean when I tell you to ‘play’ with a pattern.

Here is an example of ‘playing with Shattuck’:

Playing with Shattuck

I used wobbly lines, I filled with Paradox, I filled ‘betweed style’. My guess is, I could fill 5 pages playing with Shattuck!

This week I am asking you to include Ropuz or Ropuz Fill in your tiles PLUS I am asking you to ‘play’ with one pattern from your current go-to list on the tile. You can change the pattern that you want to play with every day.

Once you created your tile, you can add it to the album in our Facebook group. Detailed instructions how to post a photo to an album can be found here.

And here are the strings:

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Link to album Week 2 String 1

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Week 2 String 4
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Link to album Week 2 String 4

Week 2 String 5
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Link to album Week 2 String 5

Week 2 String 6
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Link to album Week 2 String 6

Week 2 String 7
Week 2 String 7

Link to album Week 2 String 7

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