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40 minutes ago, garetmckinley said:

Haven't updated this in a bit, but I still do design mandalas in Affinity :)

 

Looks great, Garet. Are you willing to share your method for creating the 'Flower of Life' background to the eye?

 


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5 hours ago, Alfred said:

 

Looks great, Garet. Are you willing to share your method for creating the 'Flower of Life' background to the eye?

 

 

Patterns like the flower of life are just circles + math. When creating sacred geometry, I almost never manually position stuff, I just draw the shape and then manually adjust the position/scale using numerical values. It allows me to precisely control the offset of shapes to create tile-able patterns. I always symbolize the finished shapes as well, so that I can reuse them in future projects without manually positioning again.

 

Hope that helps, unless maybe I misunderstood what you were asking?

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8 minutes ago, garetmckinley said:

Hope that helps, unless maybe I misunderstood what you were asking?

 

I was really wondering about the numbers. I tried to do it once by using hexagons to get the circles aligned correctly, but I gave up because I found it too fiddly.


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