On this page we offer you a little demonstration to show how simple single design elements can be made into various complex designs.

If you take a look at the designs in the picture, you will see that they are obtained by simple rearrangement of the same initial simple design elements (in the middle). Also, the newly created designs can be arranged in various ways (arrays, rotation copy, mirror coy) or used to make borders, repeating patterns and frieze patterns. Thus you will obtain a lot of completely new patterns or ornaments. As you can see, by using various, already drawn design elements you are able to form a large number of new complex patterns.


Various motifs from the same design elements
Pattern category
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Autodesk (dwg), Encapsulated PostScript (eps) and Scalable Vector Graphics (svg)

For this reason, on our site there is a whole category dedicated to design elements only. In it you can find a large number of design elements that will open up numerous new possibilities, with lack of inspiration as the only limitation. The design elements can also be distinguished from the various complex designs at your disposal and used elsewhere. If you are dealing with decoration, always keep in mind that this is the easiest way to get complex decoration, and by using software (2D CAD or vector) these days, this process has been further facilitated. The idea for drawing and publishing this page has been taken from the old book ‘Applied art: drawing, painting, design and handicraft’; by Lemos, Pedro Joseph; Publication date 1920.


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