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Celtic Knot Dragonfly 2 Revis by dystar Celtic Knot Dragonfly 2 Revis by dystar
As requested, a revision of my second dragonfly design. Hope you like it.
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Dystar, this is more than a dragonfly, I see it in an angel as well.
The precision is perfect, I love how the top wings sweep upwards you get lost in the knot work. This could be any color, but I see it in iridescence with a sharp indigo to blue halo.
It reminds me of the medical logo as well.
You really do have a gift, I've been trying to find where it starts... where it ends. I can't wait to place it in the logo and see how it looks. Thank you for doing this, I appreciate it a lot.
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sewbeads Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
May I use this as a quilting motif? It is lovely.
DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did you get it so perfect?
dystar Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, thank you. That's nice of you to say. My process went basically like this: I first roughed my basic wing design and scanned it into Adobe Illustrator. (I imagine Inkscape would do just as well.) I then traced my general lines with a thick stroke pen tool without the breaks in the line. Once done, I used the Transform->Mirror command, which can create a copy of the original wing inverted along the X- or Y-axis. To move the mirrored wing, you can hold down one of the chord keys to move an object without straying from a particular axis. (I use it so unconsciously anymore that I'm not sure which key it is... I think it's the "shift" key.) I continued with the pen tool connecting both wings together at the body. After that, I used the Outline Strokes command. This gave me an outline of all my lines. Then it was just a matter of making the breaks in the appropriate locations.
DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. I haven't used Illustrator since highschool and don't have it. I wonder if it is in another program.

X and y axis. Oh, the pen tool. :) :dummy: Good work. Thank you for the explanation. I didn't see any duplicate marks revealing any real pencil work. Very high quality.
JayArchan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is awsome, absolutely beautiful.
Kaeljia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
That is perfect. namste
Kaeljia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
lol sorry spelt that incorrectly didn't I? Namaste
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