Monday, March 30, 2020

Swans Art Scroll Saw Pattern.

Original swan graphic by
Edited for the scroll saw by Steve Good

This pattern is three layers. In the top picture, I am simulating each layer as a different species of wood.

In this picture, I am simulating each layer as the same species of wood.

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The last picture shows each layer painted. I am just trying to give different ideas for you to consider. 

The pattern comes in two sizes. The large pattern is 15 inches wide. The small pattern is ~10 inches wide.

Behind the scenes: How the bologna is made....

Some of you may be interested in the note below the top picture giving attribution to for the swan graphics. As designers, we often use available graphics to add to our designs. In this case, I used the two graphics below for this pattern. I got them from Freepik allows for the use of their free graphics with attribution. 

I took these two graphics and added detail and the three layers to make up a unique pattern. I normally try to add to the original graphic when I use one. 

This is also one of the ways that I come up with a new pattern almost daily. In this case, I was browsing Freepik just looking for graphics. I saw the top swan with the extended wings and though I could use it for a pattern. 

This definitely makes the process easier but not easy. I spent nearly three hours trying different designs before I settled on the three-layer design. I almost gave up on the swan graphics after deleting a few designs but I have learned to fight through those thoughts and often come up with something I like.  

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When I cannot find an available free graphic I will often use a real photograph and draw the graphic freehand. When I want a more detailed graphic this technique usually works better. 

There are many ways that I come up with new patterns. This is one technique that works especially when I am drawing a blank. I draw a blank pretty often. :)

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