Le pointed me to an interesting interactive site that I am in turn addicted to now called Silk: http://new.weavesilk.com/?pi8
The site allows you to select some colours but most importantly theres a symmetry option for drawing. It allows very fluid shapes to form when drawing. Anywho some of these designs are an interesting foundation for character design, when I have time I might use some to create a character.
Everyone should give this site a go, it's highly addictive :)