Motif Monday – Flower Motifs #1

Keep the alliterative theme going; today is #MotifMonday! Also, happy Valentine’s Day to you all too.

A motif is something I use either for a focal point or in clusters as part of my drawing. Although motifs can form patterns, I tend to use the term for a particular design I like to use. I tend to use the word ‘fragment’ for that kind of motif that would fit into a grid (reticulum in Zentangle-ese).

As it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d start off with roses, which led to other favourite flower motifs. Along with some, hopefully helpful, suggestions about creating volume in the drawings.

I use a lot of floral, botanical, organic motifs in my artwork, so I’m looking forward to sharing some of these with you.

Talking of sharing, here’s the link to today’s video!

2 thoughts on “Motif Monday – Flower Motifs #1

  1. Vera Van de Casteele 15 February 2022 / 10:42

    Dear Angela, I found you a while ago and follow you on Instagram ans You Tube. Thank you so much for sharing your drawings. You are a real inspiration for me, you help me playing with tangles and fragments and finding my own style. My creativity who was blocked and hidden since childhood has become more and more open and free…
    I live near Antwerp in Belgium, I am a felter and for more than a year now also a Zentangle lover.
    I whish you lots of happiness and joy in everything you do and draw,
    warm and friendly greetings, Vera


    • Angela Porter 15 February 2022 / 12:01

      Hello there Vera,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m so glad you’re finding my videos helpful in exploring your creativity and self-expression.
      I was told by an art teacher in my teens, and others, I had no artistic skill whatsoever. As I was heading into my 40s, that changed as an art teacher I taught with (I was a science teacher) persuaded me to try my hand at art … and I didn’t look back!
      I’ve tried needle felting, and I kind of like it, but haven’t found out how it can work for me. I used to work with felt to create embroidered and embellished textile ‘paintings’. Needlefelting on the background felt started the design off. As much as I enjoyed it, I now much prefer to wield pen on paper (traditional or digital)!
      Thank you once again for a lovely message, and I wish you happiness, peace and contentment in all you do too.
      Angela x


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