This is the 4th in the series on designing your own doodles from interesting shapes and patterns you find and photograph. This week, I will use Photoshop Filters to give you some insight into finding patterns.
a knock-out rose in full bloom in the garden in early winter
In Photoshop, just open your photograph and click Filter - Stylize - Glowing Edges to see the edges of your image. You can play with the settings to see the edges in more less detail.
I look at the photographs, look from a distance, look upside down, squint my eyes. I grab a pencil and draw a bunch of empty boxes and start playing with the lines I see. The patterns need to be easily drawn and look good repeated in multiples. That way it can be used to fill in a shape in a sketch or as part of a doodle. I'm not trying to draw a rose, and the pattern might not look anything like a rose. I'm using the rose for inspiration.
This was so challenging that I almost gave up! I just couldn't see any start to a doodle, when I noticed the pinwheel center to the flower. It was one of those patterns you need to squint to see! That was the inspiration I needed to get started.
Design a Doodles in Action: Sophie