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Pattern : Y-flip

I really love the look of y-ful power by Shoshi, and when I was playing with it the other day, I started to think about what would happen if I flipped the alternate Y's. Would it work? Well, it does, and I love the resulting pattern.

My approach to drawing y-ful power is a little different from the instructions, I use a more freehand technique as I don't have a lot of patience for seeds or dots if I don't need them. I create it a column at a time starting with the curves - this (hopefully) makes sense if you look at step 1 in Y-flip - alternative method.

I've included 2 versions of how to draw this pattern:

First method: This one is my favourite, and I think the easiest, allowing for more randomised effects, too.
2nd method: This is the version that I started with, but found the one above easier.

This technique might be easier for some who don't like drawing the curving lines that I start the first version with, but, as there are connecting lines added in, it leaves itself open for uneven joins which I don't like much.
Here it is in action:
And another one, I've extended the base of the y's here.

I really like how it turned out.

Yesterday I went out and bought myself a new canon SLR camera body - it's been around 10 years since I've updated my SLR and I'm very excited about it! I'm planning to play with it over the next few days, figure out how to use the video controls :)