As a budding iconographer, I am constantly looking for good patterns for icons. Occasionally, I find what I am looking for in pristine form, ready to trace onto my board. Most of the time, however, if I do find a usable pattern, I must fiddle with it to make sense of it or clarify things that are fuzzy. Then of course, I must make it the right size for my board. I will pull the image into Photoshop or Illustrator and size it so that I can print and trace.
The main problem is that so few patterns can be found on the internet. Yes, I have searched for Icon cartoons as they were once called, but good Lord, what that brings up on the browser!!!
At any rate, I vowed to add to the body of information out there whenever I could.
Here is a pattern I made to "copy" Rublev's bust of St. Michael. Where there was nothing to trace, I manufactured lines that made sense to me. If you have a better idea, let me know. I have put in the orb that is traditionally in Michael's hand. It seemed to me that the paint was slightly different in that area.
Feel free to use this pattern in your own work. After all, I copied someone else.