A CARPET PAGE’S PROGRESS/PROCESS IV
Finding the underlying spirals within each motif first; building up the first element, the first layer of the pattern using my layer technique.
Adding circles for where khataei flowers or islimi or other pattern elements will go; colouring them in first for ease of reference (only the edges of the circles will be traced; however these elements are so tiny that for my own eyesight it’s just easier to see the contrast between the coloured-in element and the spirals!)
Starting to build up the collection of initial pattern elements. I’m tracing them down as I go, to get them on the page, so I can see what it looks like as a whole ~