This weeks challenge put together by Sandy Hunter was to tackle the basic structure of a pattern i.e. free form or grid, and turn it on its head by gridding up a freeform pattern, or doing the reverse. Brilliant - just the sort of thing I love to do!
I regularly take gridded patterns and turn them into a freeform design, so I decided to take a cruise through the pattern folder and find some freeform patterns to turn into a grid.
Here are the results (along with some earlier blog images using the patterns where I could find them):
Love, love this as a grid and will be definitely using it again.
Here it is in a wonky grid:
and a freeform version I did in Feb. 2013
Leaflet already utilises a framework of S-strokes, which can be regimented or very loose, but I wanted to try drawing it within the confines of a grid and, again, love how it turned out.
Leaflet on a loose S framework:
I played with this one a bit and couldn't find a way that I could squeeze in more curvy scrolls and have it look how I wanted, so just stuck with a single scroll for each box.
Some freeform Mooka from March 2013
A very old scrolled feather design
On a wonky grid:
Loved this challenge, thanks, Sandy for putting together such a fun one :)