I need to synthesize the following line-like patterns, where neighboring strokes always have similar directions

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Are there any brilliant ideas, how I can create this without making each individual stroke by hand? I can create a brush that mimics the pen that was used and I guess after this, I should create a pattern brush from this.

Can someone give me hand here?


You can use Effect → Stylize → Scribble... to fill any shape with, well scribbles. You can then expand this scribble and assign some more rough brush.

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Image 1: Scribble dialog and scribble on a square shape.

You can then expand this scribble and assign some more rough brush. Perhaps use the wrap tool to change the bends etc.

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Image 2: Tuned scribble with abrush and a single stroke wrap on top

  • Thanks for the idea. Unfortunately, the fibers I'm trying to draw are of biological origin, so using a scribble-like pattern is not going to work. I really need to draw them. I had hoped that I can draw only some of them and synthesize a larger number along the way. Anyway +1 for a feature I did not know yet.
    – halirutan
    Nov 5 '16 at 14:16

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