January 2013 by Marie Scott ©
Welcome to a new year of Profusion Art!
I will gradually improve this website during the coming year, so prepare for small changes.
This January lesson will be in the same form as past lessons, but starting next month, instead of giving monthly lessons with four new designs to use, I will break up the lessons into more manageable pieces by putting on one design per week. Later in the year, I will begin offering downloadable 12-page coloring books—at a small fee—for those artists who just love to color or paint, but don’t want to have to create the designs. And as always, there will be extra freebies including one coloring book page per month.
I will start January off with a bang by teaching you how to make beautiful snowflakes. Six-sided-radial-repetition—or making snowflakes—is one of the most beautiful art forms of all time, and Mother Nature knows it. I give you an easy way to do it.
Now that you know how it’s done, here is the template so you can make your own snowflakes. Again, you don’t have to be perfect—Mother Nature’s work is not perfect either—but she is very neat, and so must you try to be neat.
The following are four filler designs that you may use to fill in snowflakes, making them what I call “exotic snowflakes.”
Below are easy instructions on how to create the fillers.
And here are examples of how I have used each design in a snowflake.
Assignment: Now, make your own snowflakes, and use any design you can think up to decorate and make them exotic. You don’t need to limit yourself to black and white—paint or color your snowflakes too.
I LOVE DESIGNING SNOWFLAKES AND RADIAL DESIGNS. My guess is that you will too!