What this little exercise made me very aware of is that Louis Nicolas's lines are so organic, expressive and quirky compared to the formal, stylized arcs based on geometry. Who could really tell if I made a mistake on one of the animals, since the images I am working from are so individualistic ?
But it all has to work together. I am very pleased with the way the top, bud-like forms of the flourish echo the shape of the space between the elk's hind legs.
Now, my next problem is that I am rapidly running out of yarn and I have a whole elk and the rest of the banner to go!