I’m pretty excited about this little worm because I drew the beginning shape with a pencil and then I used Photoshop to add the pattern. I made the pattern in a kaleidoscope app that I love.
(Actually, I fall deeply in love with any kaleidoscope app I find, but don’t spread that around.)
(And while I’m talking to you in parentheses, I should mention that I’m not trying to be a great computer artist, and I don’t think I’ve discovered a secret PS technique either. I like to draw on my computer just because it’s fun, and I get to look through my embarrassingly large collection of kaleidoscope patterns too. It’s a win, win situation.)
So, I’ve been working with vector drawing programs and they’re great for simple shapes, but they don’t offer the freedom a pencil does. With a pencil I can draw inchworms or anything else that catches my fancy without creating a vector drawing that has a bazillion handles to adjust.
You can see that if I were an inchworm maker, I’d make them look like marbles strung together on a string. Also, I had a big turquoise marble with a pattern like this when I was a kid and using it here makes me feel united with the me I used to be. And that is fun.