I am back to carpet doodles. There were some nice medallions this week, but they lost the eeny meeny miney mo pick. Besides, this carpet contains a large circle of concentric motifs.
I think this doodle is interesting because the eye is not zooming straight to the center of the circle, which is what ordinarily happens when I make large medallions. They usually dominate everything around them, and this one doesn't. It remains integrated within the carpet. Normally, concentric rings draw the eye.
Is it because the surrounding pattern is of equal weight visually, or is it because the surrounding pattern changes directions, or that the circle is off center in the design? I think it is the lack of contrast between the circle and the and the surrounding pattern, that mutes the power of the concentric circles.
Another thing that I notice about this doodle, is that there are places where I don't use retaining lines to contain the individual patterns. Look at the upper right of the carpet. Then, look at the lower left, and you can see what I am talking about. Apparently, I got lazy.