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How to draw layered pattern designs

Time estimate: Anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depends on design complexity.

You may have seen these online on Etsy, or in other locations. They are typically eye catching, highly detailed, and even mesmerizing. In this write up I’ll explore and present many of the approaches, elements, and commands that go into drawing the artwork to create these pieces.

First, to develop the needed content you need to have access to a software package that lends itself to drawing lines, circles, arcs and splines to scale, using different colors, and most likely some sort of layer management capabilities. For all my demonstrations I’ll be using Autodesk AutoCAD. The version and release really don’t matter, but