I know what you mean Large;I used to try and do the best symmetrical design that I could and then I ran into Don Penttila in the late 60's who did these incredibly small and detailed asymmetrical designs along with a lot of bird like designs.Then I saw some work that Alex in Wonderland did and that blew me away completely. A friend of mine down in Florida has a saying:"NOTHING is TOO much if it is PROPERLY OVERDONE" Of course he was driving a T roadster with an 1100 hp BB Merlin in it. Although basically conservative(I even talk people out of doing stripes occasionally)I have a tendency to over-do things on occasion. What I love about this craft is the wide variety of styles that come out of people.And just when you think you've seen it all;something entirely different comes along.
I don't know that there are any enforceable "RULES" . . Years ago Tommy Stratton told me to make them as symmetrical as humanly possible . . Then here comes Steve Kafka with a beautiful assymetrical... more