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Drawing an Abstract Turtle Through Simple Patterns & Designs

Tatiana Ambrose, Helping You To Be Creative & Productive

Drawing an Abstract Turtle Through Simple Patterns & Designs

Tatiana Ambrose, Helping You To Be Creative & Productive

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6 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Simple Turtle Drawing Pattern Art Introduction

    • 2. Starting With Drawing Basic Shapes and Patterns

    • 3. Continuing The Drawing Patterns

    • 4. Finishing The Drawing Patterns on Your Turtle

    • 5. Continuing Your Abstract Design Pattern Ideas Part 2

    • 6. Simple Drawing Art with Patterns Conclusion

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About This Class

Do you want to relax while drawing? Are you interested in drawing something different? Even try out some new drawing patterns?

Then this pattern drawing class is the perfect fit for you! I have been involved with drawing since I can remember. Abstract art is my favorite because there is no right or wrong way in drawing and allows your creativity to take over. 

This drawing class is for anyone that is curious about drawing pattern art as well as seasoned artists wanting to step out of their typical drawing style and try something different.

In this pattern drawing class you have two options: you can either follow along with me or draw inspiration from my abstract turtle patterns to create your unique drawing pattern art piece. 

Your turtle art can be framed or even given as a gift to your loved one.



  • Use your creativity in this pattern drawing class
  • Work on improving your hand eye coordination through pattern drawing
  • Relax while drawing patterns 
  • Learn to see what patterns visually 'fit' into your drawing

This drawing class is about relaxing yet at the same time thinking creatively while learning different and fun drawing patterns. Give this drawing class a try, enroll today!


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Tatiana Ambrose

Helping You To Be Creative & Productive



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1. Simple Turtle Drawing Pattern Art Introduction: welcome to my simple pattern art class in today's class, we're going to draw turtle. Not a realistic turtle, not a symmetrical turtle, an abstract, a role created from repetitive patterns. This class will not only introduce you to different patterns, but it will help ignite your creativity while at the same time keeping you in a relaxed state of mind. This class is great for beginners, along with anyone wanting to step outside the box with their creativity and art skills. This introduction, lecture and my conclusion lecture will be the only time you will hear me talk. Why? Because in this class you can do two things. Follow along with me in the creation of your pattern, turtle, or draw inspiration from my patterns throughout the class and then make your total unique to you. I'm not going to babble on and on to distract you while you're supposed to be relaxed in a Zen state of mind, creating patterns you are drawn to. The main goal of this class is to not have a set image for how your turtle is going to look like because you may make a mistake. And then guess what you're gonna have to fix it by turning it into a completely different pattern. I want you to go with the flow with your feelings with what patterns you're drawn to. There is no wrong way. There is no mess ups when it comes to drawn patterns, as long as you don't have a preconceived image off how a specific pattern or image is supposed to look like. As you will see, I draw all over the turtle with simple shapes first, and then I add intricate patterns later on. I'm not starting at one end of the turtle and working my way down. I'm drawing shapes and patterns that I think look good in a specific space. Instead of trying to make the turtle look a specific way, I want to focus on specific shapes that are going to make the total unique Make the turtle abstract. For this class, I will be using a pencil and eraser, a no bleed Sharpie pen and a two and one Sharpie with a fine and an ultra fine point. Give this class a try enrolled today. I think you will definitely surprise yourself 2. Starting With Drawing Basic Shapes and Patterns: 3. Continuing The Drawing Patterns: 4. Finishing The Drawing Patterns on Your Turtle: 5. Continuing Your Abstract Design Pattern Ideas Part 2: Welcome to our newest video. Now that you have created your abstract hurdle, I gave you a lot of freedom as far as decorating it, using your creativity to come up with different designs. Now, I wanted it to be a little bit more structured to give you the practice and give you even more abstract design ideas. Now, for this video, I am going to be specifically focusing on creating designs for my personal resume because when you or I go to apply for a job, we are not the only ones that are going to be submitting a resume. And for me personally, I want my resume to stand out. So one way I can show my creativity without just simply stating that I am creative is to give a very visually pleasing resume. This can be applied to anything as far as your journal cover for your notebook, for your creativity journal, for your diary, your cover for your next essay. Anything that has whitespace, that is blank, that is not visually pleasing, you can use these different abstract designs to give it more of a pop while continuing to practice your abstract designs. So without keeping you waiting any further, let's jump right into it. For our first pattern, I'm going to show you that it doesn't matter in what shape it's drawn. I'm going to draw it in a strip and in a circle. Or we're going to have, is to wave-like lines crossing over each other. Make sure it has that little wave, the old curve to it. You know, the same thing on the strip. Next I'm going to outline everything with a Sharpie. I drew the arrow because I prefer the strip over the circle when it comes to use.NET for the resume. Next, I'm going to draw a little worlds and it kinda looks like a thumbprint. So with your thumb, the top part of your fingers are all rounded. So when you draw the world's, make sure that they aren't going to go straight into a flat, straight line. You wanna make sure that the top is always curved. This is why you added that little wave to your lines when you were making this design. There we go. There's one and do the same thing to the strip. Again, the curve is up on top, so I'm doing my little worlds to the curve. Now for the middle one, I'm just doing oval worlds going out to the outside. On each side. Is pattern number one. For pattern number two, I'm just going to divide the paper in 1.5th. We're gonna do triangles. As you can see, they're stacked. And then the next one is just half circles basically looking like fish scales. Then I'm going to outline everything with a Sharpie. And now for the designs that triangles, you're just going with how the triangle looks at as many lines as you want to continue that triangle pattern. And then I'm going to outline everything with a thick Sharpie are really like how the thick sharpie makes everything pop. So this is our pattern number two for the half circles or fish scales, basically doing the same thing, going with that half circles. They're gonna look like many Rainbows. You can also add smaller half circles into each of the bigger half circles. I personally prefer the Rainbow looking like half circles. And then simply taking my thick Sharpie and outlining and again, to give it that nice little pop. And there we go. We have pattern number three complete. And these are going to be our main three patterns that we use on a resume. Alright, to begin, we have our plane resume. You can add a border all the way around. I'm just going to add side borders to my resume. So all I'm going to be doing is starting with my worlds. And I'm actually going to break down my two side Porter's into two halves. So I'm going to have worlds in the upper right. In the bottom left. And my right side is going to have the triangles. Upper left side will have my half circles. Now I'm gonna take my thick Sharpie and outline everything. Since I know I'm going to outline everything in the end, I'm just going to simplify the process. And then go back in with my fine Sharpie and add all the intricate design patterns now for each of my four sections. Okay. There we go. We can stop there, but I feel like my resume does need a little border there. So the first thing we'll be doing is adding a row of black circles all the way across the top. Then I'm gonna take my ruler and draw a line across, leaving a little bit of space between the circles and my line. And now I just look at these as tiny mini sons. So I'm just drawing the little sun rays all the way across and it's okay if they enter lap with each other. It doesn't have to be perfect. And this is an optional design. It's just my little bonus design because after looking at my resume, I just was not happy with it just yet. So here we go. Now we have the end product. I think this resume turned out. For this next part, we are going to be creating unique abstract designs that are going to be the focal point of whatever you are going to be using this design for. For me, I'm still going to be using a resume, but you can use this for anything to be the focal point of your journal, to be the focal point of a cover for anything that you want. So we are no longer going to be doing a border around anything. We are now going to make it a centerpiece, a creative, abstract masterpiece. Okay, so here are going to be or three patterns. I don't think for this top left one that I'm going to include that little twirl, that little small twirl at the top, but I will include the bigger loop. Here's our resume. It's a little bit different than our first one. It's a little bit more condensed with a lot of extra space. So there's three main spots on the resume that I'm going to include the designs. Now I have business cards and I am laying them down. The second one is cut down so it fits right in the middle there. And this is where our layouts for designs are going to be. So all I'm gonna do now is trace around each business card to create the border. Now it comes to making the designs. Mine are going to be a little bit different, but I'm going to have the actual picture in the bottom left corner that you can look at or follow along as I am outlining all three of my designs. And make sure that you are drawing these designs very lightly with your pencil. Because when the lines in her lab, you're going to have to erase them and you don't want to leave behind a pencil mark indent on your paper. You should be able to erase any lines from your resume and not see anything there. Okay. They wanted to walk off OK. For most of the tops and bottoms. Ok. So OK, the N1 and N2. When it comes to an end. After all three have been outlined, I'm just going to erase any pencil marks. I'm gonna take my thick Sharpie and start shading in the areas to create my depth. And I'm going to switch between the bigger Sharpie and my ultrafine Sharpie for the smaller areas, I like to outline everything first before shading in, just in case I go a little bit over and keeps me in the lines. Now, as you're shading with your sharpie, makes sure to do nice long strokes because you will be able to see the Sharpie and you don't want chicken scratch. So you can start shading for the, watch this video one time to see if you want to do anything a little bit differently, to give me a resume field. And then I long to walk. Who's right? So here is my finished resume. How did your's turn out? The only thing I think I would change differently from my resume is this middle section. I'm not a huge fan of, so I would move it over to the right just to take out that extra space to the right that I'm not a huge fan of getting a little bit more centered and away from my middle design. We have now reached the end of this class. I really hope that you enjoyed this class. If you did, I would love to see a thumbs-up review. I appreciate any sort of feedback I get from you. Thank you once again for joining me. I hope to see you in the next class. 6. Simple Drawing Art with Patterns Conclusion: Hi. You have now reached a in this class. So what did you think of this class? If you enjoy the class, I would love to see a thumbs up review from u. I love all my students Feedback. It helps me plan for my future classes. Thank you so much for joining me. I hope you had fun. Learned some new stuff and I will see you in my next class.