Ripples are a traditional pattern in many cultures: they represent flowing water. In arid regions, flowing water may symbolize pleasure, wealth, fertility, or purity: all the things that are connected with the joy of finding pure, flowing water in the desert. In India, ripples are incorporated into henna patterns celebrating the coming of the monsoons. In Islam, running water purifies a person for prayer.
1) This is a ripple:
2) Try making several parallel ripples:
3) Make diagonal parallel ripples:
4) Make bubbly ripples, with dots in between rows:
5) Make ripples with blossoms floating in the water:
6) Make ripples flowing out from a central point:
7) Ripples coming from a central point look like water flowing from a fountain, and accent the central figure.
8) Make ripples in between bands, like irrigated gardens:
9) Make ripples fill around a pattern:
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