Design tip: The curve and the S-curve


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Nov 6, 2006
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This isn't a golden rule as there can be exceptions, but usually you will see a leaf element tip that has a curve on one side and an S-curve on the other. This makes for a very attractive leaf. Quite often the fledgling designer does a double S-curve and the results are often less desirable.

The S-curve can go on the top or the bottom as shown in the illustration bottom right. Sometimes it works better one way than the other.

The double S-curve almost always works on a symmetrical leaf.

The double curve also works in many cases.

I hope these examples help. It's often the little things that can make a noticeable difference and improvement.