Monday, March 10, 2014

How to draw a Celtic Trefoil in five easy steps...

One week until St. Patrick's Day! Here's a little doodle trick I learned five or six years ago.

A Celtic Doodle
by Maggie
Step 1: Using pencil, lightly sketch a small triangle.

Step 2: Extend each side of your triangle with a curved line.

Step 3: Draw a longer line parallel to each line from step 2. Turn your paper before drawing each line.

Step 4: Connect the inside lines (green).  

Step 5: Connect the outside lines (orange).

That's it! Remember to doodle lightly in pencil before tracing over in pen. Do a few, then try varying the widths of your “ribbons” and the length of the lines.

Once you've mastered this doodle, try this celtic knot or this clover knot.

Have fun!

PS You might enjoy reading this article from the Daily Mail – it analyses the kinds of doodles you draw.  

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