16 Feb Checkered Chess Pattern: Step by Step Tutorial
Today I’ll show you how to draw this geometric checkered pattern with a step by step tutorial. I like to think of it as a doodle chess board!
You’ll find it easy to follow even if you’re a beginner and I’m sure you’ll enjoy drawing this geometric pattern, let’s get into it!
- Dotted paper (Leuchtturm1917 for example).
- Black fineliner (Sakura Pigma Micron 01).
- Black marker (Sakura Pigma Brush).
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Here’s a quick video tutorial to follow along:
But if you prefer a classic step by step, keep reading!
Step 1: Draw horizontal lines.
Use your Sakura Pigma Micron 01 to fill up your page with horizontal lines. There should be one row of dots in between each pair of lines.
Step 2: Draw vertical lines.
Now draw vertical lines to complete the square grid that will serve as a basic layout for the rest of the pattern. As with the horizontal lines, there should be one column of dots in between each pair of lines.
Step 3: Add smaller squares.
Using the same fineliner (Micron 01) choose one of the squares and draw 3 smaller squares inside – or more, depending on how close to each other they are.
Step 4: Repeat this process.
Repeat this process, adding 3 smaller squares inside every fragment from the square grid.
Step 5: Complete the grid.
Fill in the last fragments from the grid! This is the most time consuming step from this whole process but I promise it’s worth it. And it can be very meditative, right?
Step 6: Fill in one of the squares.
Grab your black marker (Sakura Pigma Brush) and choose one of the square fragments. You have to fill in every other band inside that fragment. Fill in the bigger one, then leave the next blank… and so on until you reach the center of the square.
Step 7: Repeat this process.
Keep filling in every other square from the grid. The filled-in fragments should only touch each other in the vertexes so they look like a chess board.
Step 8: This is the final result!
Repeat this same process until you complete all the fragments. It should look like the picture above!
You completed this geometric pattern step by step!
Hope you found the step by step tutorial to draw this checkered chess pattern useful! Tag me on Instagram (@mariopatterns) when you try it, I’d love to see it! Make sure to check out some of my other pattern tutorials, or keep scrolling to download my FREE WORKBOOK on How To Draw Geometric Patterns. All the best!