Latte Arts’ three main Designs


Hey guys and welcome back to the Wolff
weekly vlog and our series of milk and latte art. So today we’re going to be
talking about the fundamental patterns in latte art. These are, I guess, the
metaphorical atoms of the latte art world. You cannot build anything without them
so there are three designs we’re going to be talking about. The first is the
heart, the second is the tulip, and the third is the Rosetta. Once you’ve
mastered all of these three you can basically unpack any other design and
find out how to build them up again. So for the heart just look at last week’s
vlog on the pour. All we do is mix in mix in mix in, drop down and pull through.
It is the simplest the easiest and the fastest of all the latte art patterns. The
second one we’re going to look at today is the tulip and this is personally my
favourite; I find they’re lovely. They’re a little bit slower to pour but they are
more forgiving on thin milk and they look lovely when they are
symmetrical with great contrast and a nice wrap around the leaves. So the way
we approach the tulip is the same as normal. What we’re going to do is mix in
and set our canvas. After that we’re going to start a little bit further away
from the jug in the cup than we normally do. The heart we started in the centre,
with the lip of the jug the tulip we’re going to start 3/4 of the way away from
the jug hand. What this means is that we have more room to work backwards into
to create our design. So mix in mix in mix in, break and let the milk still,
otherwise your leaves are going to go out in every which way direction, then
drop down. Now instead of leaving the jug down we’re going to lift it and break
the pour. Move back a little bit, drop down – break the pour. Move back, drop down, break the pour. So it looks like ( dup dup dup) and you’ll
notice when I do this that both of my hands move as I flatten out.
When we reach the final little heart we’re going to go up and pull through
and there we have a tulip. So the final of the three basic patterns is the
Rosetta and for me this was the hardest one to master and I still have work to
do. Everyone’s Rosetta has a unique look to it and there are a couple of
different ways to go about it. I like to have a nice wide base and a thin stem. So
the way we’re going to start this one off is the same as every other pattern –
mix in mix in mix in, set our base, break the pour (so we don’t distort the pattern
with any movement from the milk) now we drop down again three quarters of the
way away from the jug hand and that’s going to give us a little bit more room
to move back into. Now I’m going to keep my jug fairly stationary in terms of
position but I’m going to wiggle it. Now the wiggle is the hardest thing to do.
Don’t draw with your jug, you’re not trying to force anything, you need to be
quite loose with your movements. Think of it like our watering the garden so if
you have a hose you make a little movement with your hand but the water
will wave a long way so you’re going to do a little movement and just let your
well textured milk do the work and flow out . So we’ve got a nice little wave now
when your cup is almost full remembering we’re tilting our non-dominant hand at
the same time so we don’t overflow and spill it all over ourselves. We’re going
to pull back and it’s nice gentle but quite fast pull back to create a lovely
thin stem. When we reach the top again it’s the same pull through, up and
through. So the Rosetta – mix in mix in mix in, break the pour, drop down, wiggle
wiggle wiggle, pull back while wiggling up and through
for the pull through. So those three are the fundamental designs. The heart, The
Tulip and the Rosetta. Each of these three designs has lots and lots of
creative spins on them, and then you can again put them together to
create new patterns so in the next couple of milk series we’re going to
look at wave hearts and swans and triple rosettas; those kinds of things.
Look forward seeing you for those

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