As an artist, it is nearly impossible to resist the urge to explore some of the ancient art designs. One of the most interesting designs that many artists find themselves wrapped up in the urge to draw is the Paisley design. If you are one such person looking for inspiration as to how you can bring this design to life, this post is for you.
Start With A Comma
All Paisley designs depictions will start with drawing a comma. For some people, they would like to refer to this as an inverted teardrop. Whichever description works best for you, make the stroke of your pen or pencil as smooth as possible. One thing to keep in mind is that there is no limit to how thick or thin you can make this comma design. Once you settle on the size of the comma, draw a smaller comma inside it.
Proceed To The Border
Once you have your two commas ready, you will now need to draw a scalloped border on each one of their outlines. The purpose of the scalloped border is to make your Paisley design more intricate. It helps if you can use a different coloured pen for this purpose. However, for the first attempt, the colour of the pen does not matter.
Fill The Negative Spaces
The next step is to fill the negative spaces with small circles. You can decide to have larger circles that you then fill with other smaller circles. Alternatively, you may choose to blend small circles with different smaller comma designs. To make the design look more intricate and appealing to the eye, it helps if you also draw scalloped borders on the larger circles that you draw within the comma. Repeat this till you are satisfied and finally you have your Paisley design.