These lovely designs were inspired by leaf veins
Jaw bruised as it hit the floor
Sudden light bulb moment - Somewhere I have skeleton leaves brought back from Malaysia in 1966, and given the trace function on the Forge… ?
Somewhere I’ve seen instructions on the web how to produce the leaves, so looks like yet another source of inspiration
Do a search here. I’m certain it was one of the earliest things people were talking about…
Well, Oct - Nov of '15 I think.
Oh well, I had done a basic search and didn’t see it. If the duplicate post clutters things unnecessarily, someone can delete it. Maybe some new folks will enjoy it though.
kittsi, I think wesleyjames was referring to the idea using a leaf vein pattern and how to produce skeleton leaves, rather than these particular, delicious boxes.
Thank you for posting them.
Having done a quick online search, I can see that real leaves are too complex an image to be practical, and simple drawn vein patterns are too simple.
Hitting a compromise is the key to producing the wow factor.
Wow! Absolutely beautiful!
Indeed. “Leaf outline” first result. Dec '15
My comment wasn’t aimed at you at all. Share away! I was providing a possible source for @johnbrooker’s “instructions on the web”.
These are fantastic.
Cool, I thought the designs were Lichtenberg fractals at first:
If you feel like sharing a hi-res photo or a scan of one of your leaves, I would be willing to try making a hand-traced vector version.
You threw me there for a moment, jbv.
I’ll explain. I’m a fan maker, and currently setting up a new business based on the work that I and my late wife did over a period of ~35 years. The current development is based on me producing leaves, but not botanical specimens ( though that is what I was referring to in the earlier post), rather fan leaves, and I spent a couple of hours this afternoon talking about them with a gallery owner/long time friend.
Hence my double take !
However, if I can find the said leaves, I’ll post them up, and thank you for your kind offer.
ahh… yes, I was thinking about the botanical variety!
Wow…Definitely saving this for later. Fantastic work!
Wow. I’m loving this…
I needed this inspiration