Socotra - making of interweaved lines

This is a micro-tutorial about drawing interweaving tree branches. I do not claim this is the best way :-) but it works well for me.
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 1

Select Brush tool, set various settings as you like, however, decrease default Spacing (25%) to 8-10%.
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 2

Draw your ornaments or branches.
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 3

Switch to Eraser tool, set brush size to 15-25% of size you used to draw. Carefully erase...
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 4

.. then again and again...
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 5

...until there are no intercepting lines.
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 6

Author: Vlad Gerasimov

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2 Responses to "Socotra - making of interweaved lines"

Marilyn Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 14 Nov 2008 6:09:42 PM MDT
Terrific tutorial! This just shows that a tutorial doesn't have to be long and involved to be good. Thank you so much for sharing! Marilyn in Oklahoma.

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said this on 06 Apr 2009 9:47:03 PM MDT
The erasing part can be daunting and time consuming. It's best if you have a picture of how you want your image to end up like. Great technique, at the top of my head, I can't think of how else to achieve this effect. Thanks for posting this tutorial and keep up the good work!

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