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Amaziograph Patterns and Kaleidoscopes

One of the first apps I bought for my new iPad was Amaziograph. I’d seen a few videos on Instagram and it looked magical. It has a very simple concept of creating symmetrical drawings, so whatever you draw it’s repeated and mirrored across the page. It’s incredibly addictive and also very relaxing as you can’t really go wrong. I’ve forced it on my parents and friends and everyone immediately gets the hang of it and doesn’t want to give it back!

amaziograph - marcelinesmith

Most people use it for mandala-type images and the circular designs are the most satisfying to create. You can just draw a straight line in any direction and it will do something cool. With a bit more effort, it turns into a spirograph and dotted lines do even more fun things. This is what I’m mostly likely to be playing with in front of the TV.

amaziograph - marcelinesmith

amaziograph - marcelinesmith

The tiled options are really fun too if you’re a fan of repeat patterns. You can create quite complex patterns with just a few lines.

amaziograph - marcelinesmith

amaziograph - marcelinesmith

amaziograph - marcelinesmith

My latest obsession is creating flower patterns – you can really go mad with the colours. I’m enjoying experimenting with colours and marks way out of my usual style. However, I’ve also been playing with some of my kawaii characters and will share those in another post soon.

amaziograph - marcelinesmith

amaziograph - marcelinesmith

amaziograph - marcelinesmith

Amaziograph is only 99p / 99c so well worth getting for fun if you have access to an iPad. It’s even more enjoyable with the Apple Pencil but it’s not required.

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