Simplified Paisley Pattern Hand Drawn and Repeated in 1990
If you study the hand drawn paisley pattern that I featured in the previous pattern, you will notice that the design elements are crowded, cluttered, and screaming for individual attention. I believe that this is more of a problem when hand drawing patterns than when using technology. Yet, crowded, cluttered designs are not attractive to me. I encourage students to learn how to simplify their images. This is important for painting freely; and it is also important creating patterns.
In order to simplify, you need to carefully study your image and select only the essential. Again, there is that pesky word “essential.”