Celtic knot Tree of Life, part three . . .

This was my previous iteration:

Branches twice as large as Roots, with shorter Trunk
Branches twice as large as Roots, with shorter Trunk

There’s no doubt about it, “there’s a whole lotta knottin’ goin’ on”!

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify . . .

So, let’s simplify the roots:

Simple Roots
Simple Roots

Let’s simplify the trunk:

Simple Roots and Trunk
Simple Roots and Trunk

Let’s simplify the branches:

Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches
Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches

Let’s introduce breaks along the top of the branches:

Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches with breaks
Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches with breaks

Let’s introduce breaks along the top and within the branches:

Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches with external and internal breaks
Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches with external and internal breaks

Let’s introduce openings along the top of the branches:

Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches with openings
Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches with openings

Let’s make the openings deeper:

Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches with deeper openings
Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches with deeper openings

Here’s one more before I move on:

Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches with breaks and deeper openings
Simple Roots and Trunk, Simpler Branches with breaks and deeper openings

Now, this is the simplest I care to go for the branches, otherwise they’ll look like the roots:

Simple Roots and Trunk, Simplest Branches
Simple Roots and Trunk, Simplest Branches
Simple Roots and Trunk, Simplest Branches with breaks
Simple Roots and Trunk, Simplest Branches with breaks

Not quite as “knotty” as I started, eh, Gina??

8 thoughts on “Celtic knot Tree of Life, part three . . .

  1. I like the smaller trunk and the breaks on the last design. I think some beaks in the roots as well would also work. Looking at the design I sent you but not totally copying it for inspiration will probably be what I am looking for. I think you get the idea. Happy Sunday!

    1. Thank you, Gina!!

      I may have to say, “Excessive knotting be damned!!” Simplifying may not necessarily be a GOOD thing. (Back to the drawing board . . .)

    1. Yes, Gina, I read that comment, and it gave me a moment of pause . . .

      Would you be opposed to a double-headed Celtic knot based on the artwork you supplied?? Or, at least, as close as I can come with what I’m working with??

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