I know I started this drawing based on a photograph I took in Europe. However, I can't find the original photograph. It is lost somewhere among the 1,000 or so pictures I took over the two weeks when I was there.
Here is the progression of the design:
I didn't like the shape of the curl and decided to make it more curvy.
Now I traced the image using a light box. I tried adding an additional curve inside it, but wasn't happy with it.
I tried adding a shape going up. Not happy with it.
I put a small shape on the inside, but it didn't feel big enough or strong enough compared to the existing shape.
Possibilities for the bottom of the shape.
Now I add in a larger interior shape.
Should I change the shape at the top?
Adapting the shape at the bottom to make it more interesting.
Can I add in more shapes? No...they really don't work.
I like this flower. It's interesting, however, it is rather large in size and I'm not sure how to arrange them. I'll have to play with a mirror and figure out how many repeats to do in a circle. Eight? Twelve like a clock? That would make this pattern VERY large. Perhaps not. Obviously I need to think more about what to do with it, but overall I am happy for now.