Where to Start on YouTube

I'm often asked by people where do I suggest they start! I'd suggest video #42 & #43 on my Youtube Playlist:

"Islamic Geometry - How to draw Islamic Geometric Patterns" 

The constructions are straightforward and give you sense of the full process and the design involved in one corner of this complex world of varying patterns.  If you'd like to work through my video Tutorials in a systematic fashion, then below you can find them organised by family of symmetry below or work your way through Twelvefold Rosettes

or Five & Tenfold Patterns, each on a dedicated page taking you through videos with detailed explanation.

I've also created a few Youtube playlists that may be helpful too:

Painting Techniques

Drawing Techniques

Islam Channel Kids TV

Islamic Geometry Documentries

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A Moroccan Motif - with two different proportions: Tutorials #1 and #2

Fourfold and Eightfold patterns.

Tutorials: #3, #4, #5, #7, #10, #11, #12, #14, #16, #17, #18, #21, #22, #27, #28, #29, #30, #33, #34, #37, #40, #41

The unit tile for these patterns is a square. So they can be easily tiled using tracing paper or using the Archimedes Sand reckonor diagrams below:

Tutorials #16, #17, #18

Sixfold patterns.

Tutorials: #6, #9, #20, #23, #32, #35, #36, #42, #43

These patterns are based on a grid of circles.If you'd like to use a prepared circular grid paper, download it here

Twelvefold patterns

Tutorials: #15, #19, #26,#31, #38, #39

 

See the dedicated page where #15 is fully expanded, explained and explored!

Fivefold and Tenfold patterns

Tutorials: #8, #13, #24, #25

The dedicated page for five & tenfold Patterns including the low down on tools

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