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I am trying to create a scribble drawing but make it spherical as if the pencil or pen lines are twisted within. I have tried to extrude planes and uv map a texture to those planes and unfortunately I lose dimension when planes are parallel to the camera view.

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Any thoughts to approach this would be appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ You might try using a curve object $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Aug 12 '15 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ I wrote a small plugin (not addon.. so this must be run from the text editor and it will add itself to the 3d view) -- gist.github.com/zeffii/9497c16760f36ed52d15 -- this auto rotates the 3d view to help with the grease pencil drawing -- unfortunately it's not continuous ..working on that... $\endgroup$ – zeffii Aug 19 '15 at 9:25
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There are a couple ways you could go about this.

Curve object

  1. Add a curve object (I used a path, ⇧ ShiftA> Curve > Path)

  2. In edit mode (↹ Tab), extrude a vertex around randomly (⎈ CtrlLMB LMB is a fast way to extrude a vertex many times)

  3. Use the Randomize operator in edit mode to further increase randomness (Space> Randomize)

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Grease Pencil

  1. Enable Continuous Draw in 3D view > Tool Shelf > Grease Pencil and press Draw to start drawing

  2. Draw scribbles while rotating the view at intervals

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Once you are satisfied with your scribble, convert it to a curve object with the Convert button in the tool shelf:

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Use a long strand of hair with 2 or 3 children, then use one of the styling options to randomise them, ie curl, braids etc

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