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How to Draw Basic Celtic Knots by betsyillustration How to Draw Basic Celtic Knots by betsyillustration
I had to research Celtic Knots for my day job and so I whipped up this tutorial for you guys summarizing the information in one sitting which is why it gets so sloppy at the end. ^^;
Hopefully it still all makes sense! :nod:
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Yo-dra Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow, great tutorial, I never thought of it like that!
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betsyillustration Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist
I didn't think of it either, I had to watch dozens of boring/unhelpful/super slow youtube videos to learn it. Then I just put it into an easy and quick tutorial format to spare the rest of you guys having to watch all those videos. :meow:
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YanguAzalie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016   Digital Artist
this'll be really useful in a project I'm doing! Thanks for putting it together!
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betsyillustration Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist
Awesome! You're welcome!
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Kitsune64 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
This will definitely beat trying to freehand these things!
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betsyillustration Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist
I know, right? I always thought you had to draw a single line looping around a million times, then draw lines on either side of it to make  the rope thicker— just whoa, too many lines. The grid method made much more sense to me.
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Kitsune64 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
Definitely! This is the first time I've seen it explained in a way that actually makes sense to me, so thank you for that. ^^
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LovexSummerxCat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta try this! Was in a very bad mood this morning, this made it a little better (:
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betsyillustration Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist
Aww, hope your day/mood gets better after you doodle some Celtic knots. :)
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LovexSummerxCat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It did! Those are surprisingly calming to draw. Are you gonna do more tutorials on celtic knots, like, fancier ones?
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betsyillustration Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist
If you can show me an example of a fancier one, I'll do my best to figure it out. :nod:
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LovexSummerxCat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I just thought because it said "Basic Celtic Knots" that there was such a thing as "advanced celtic knots" or something, haha. I figured out one extra but it's not really special, it's just taking one of the curves at the border and adding a bow, it's super simple but it actually looks pretty nice in the right places
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betsyillustration Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist
There are definitely more advanced knots, but since there are many different kinds, I was just double checking to see which style you meant. I'm personally really interested in learning how to do ones that have two different "rope" sizes like the yellow and green one here:
 Flash - Celtic Knots 1 by sidneyeileen
The triangle ones are pretty too, but I think the grid would be more difficult to set up. Hmmmm...
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LovexSummerxCat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
All of these look really cool and really hypnotizing, wow
I personally find the triangular ones very interesting!
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StevenDrawings Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good tutorial!
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betsyillustration Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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Oculusmeis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Wow!!! I must try it Clap 
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betsyillustration Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist
It's seriously fun and meditative at the same time. :D
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MultipleDimensionx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wohoo! 
I voted for this one ;;w;;
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betsyillustration Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist
Hope it's everything you dreamed it would be. :XD:
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MultipleDimensionx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is ;;w;;
I still fail at doing them but at least I have an awesome guide to help me!
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