This first set is a tribal print guide, so you can paint, glitterize, whatever to whatever!! You have complete artistic freedom to do whatever you like, instead of just blatantly copying a design (kind of a pet peeve of mine).
->I've isolated some motifs that are repeated in tribal designs (from Google search)
->there are certain ways to give variety to your designs
-play with negative spaces (ex. color in triangles, or leave the dots without their middle)
other ideas: color in the space in between inverted triangles
-combination (ex. place dots in between each valley and hill of a wavy line, or have diamonds in between two lines)
other ideas: dots within diamonds, triangles surrounding a diamond
-play with the sizes of shapes (ex. have a smaller triangle within a larger one)
other ideas: a line of dots that gradually decrease and increase in size
-transform elements by taking two ideas and smooshing them together (ex. draw triangles using the scribbly lines technique)
other ideas: wavy line+triangles=zig zag line
P.S. you are not limited to just ONE effect.
ex. scale elements+negative spaces (with the illustrated example, you can color in the smaller triangle that's within a larger triangle)!
And remember, there is no wrong way to do this!!
3. Finalize the pattern
->organize your elements into a specific order, creating your pattern:
I've included all mentioned effects, but remember: there are infinite possibilities!!