Thursday, November 24, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Here are my sketchbook pages for this week.
I tried out a few new to me tangles that
I had been admiring online.
I really love that barrel roll!
And I worked on some new things for myself.
Still loving Sandy Hunter's lollywimple!
And I really like this organic braid!
Played a bit with some curvy patterns.
They bare much similarity to two I've already made.
This week I tangled on a background I made
a week or so in my sketchbook
using a brayer and rolling on color.
Also, I tried a new acrylic ink spray
That would be the burgundy color.
Sprayed on well and mixed great with
the turquoise Dylusions Ink Spray.
Are you using your sketchbook each week?
It's a great way to document what you learn,
and to track your tangling progress.
Why don't you give it a try?
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The month every year when we try to put
pen to paper.
Each day of October.
And yet again I have failed.
I started out great.
Day One my prompt was 'fast.'
Hence the rocket ship.
I even made it through day two
with some practice tangling
lollywimple and joki -
which still eludes me.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Many times I sit down to tangle,
and I have no idea where I'm going.
I just draw lines.
And sometimes it ends up looking like this
when I am finished.
Like one crazy mixed up line critter.
So let me show you how I arrived.
I began by laying down a bunch of curving,
rambling swervy lines and
joined the tails back to some touchpoint
in the drawing.
Nothing is left open-ended on the outer edge.
(This idea came about from something
I saw on Pinterest.)
I just picked a couple sections and
began filling the little worm shapes in
with curving lines.
Some curve under, some curve over.
And I just kept going until all the worm shapes
were filled with lines.
Some of those little 'tails' formed shapes which
I could blacken in with a white highlight . . .
. . . and I noticed they were looking a bit like
eyes, so I connected some more lines
and made some more little eye shapes.
Some of those white spaces began to fill up
with more line work.
And then it was complete.
Except two of those spaces called for gem stones.
With drop highlights underneath.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
And to add some detail work!!
I hope I remember to add the year
to each cityscape I make.