I put it on curves, did single motifs, and tried several ways of shading. I even made a row of Skye that looked metallic. Very cool!
(the metallic looking one is right here on the <<< rightmost of this picture)
So after all that practice, I decided to make a big piece, in my large sketchbook that has WONDERFUL 98 wt paper
This is before shading.
I put Skye in here many times, some in rows, and some individual motifs. There are several with openings (a la' Ellish) that I JUST LOVE!!! It is so cool looking with the open spaces. Other patterns are hamail, florz, pineapple, flux, tipple, perls, printemps, and my hamail tangleation, along with a few spirals here and there.
Pineapple is the pattern on the right, it uses a leaflet outline with just shading. It is a Neal Burley pattern, and I've drastically adapted it so it is nothing but lines and shading.
I think this needs something more, something to tie it all together.
One other little tidbit, I want to do it again, but it involves a LOT of tiny little detail...