Hi, Terri posting on the theme of patterns. For some reason, the tread on tires has always fascinated me. And I most like looking at the impression that's left behind after the tire has rolled over some moist, soft earth or snow.
I took a few photos of the tire treads we have around our place. There were several different ones.
I sketched one of the tread patterns on a piece of paper with a thick graphite pencil.
I then worked on the photo in PhotoShop. It's very Chevron-like. I think this would be a great way to create your own stencil or Thermofax screen.
Next I added some more design to the shapes.
And finally, I cut and pasted one of the shapes on a new PhotoShop page and duplicated it. I could see this stenciled in my sketchbook pages.