Thursday, August 23, 2012

It's a Celtic Challenge

Judy from Creative Doodling offered us a challenge - a celtic knot challenge! A freestyle celtic knot challenge. You can see the link to her instructions here
Step One was to draw your string - draw one at random, with no specific directions other than to have it connect together at the two ends of the string.
Step Two was to draw the contours inside the shapes created by your string.
Step Three was to aura the outside of the entire shape. Apparently I forgot to take a photo of the next step. Step Four was to connect the lines at the gaps, creating over and under sections. (I opted to round some of the corners to smooth out some less than perfect lines.)
Step Five was to rub out your pencil line and tangle/doodle in the sections. This was the fun part! I tried some new patterns and some old.
Next I started adding some onamato in the string.
Completed the onamato with a row of perfs around the outside.
Then I shaded. I was happy with my celtic knot at this point. But, you know how I am. Everything is better with color - even if only a little pop of color!
And so I added a little color with my copics. This was a really fun - and easy - challenge to complete. Judy has just posted challenge number 2! If you want to participate this week, click here to get the instructions. I am going to go check it out now and get an earlier start this week!
The Creator's Leaf

12 comments:

  1. good explanation! another tuto ;)
    like it!

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    1. fifi - i finally figured out that i'm a visual learner - it helps me to actually see what i am supposed to do - i thought it might help others to see the different stages, too :) i am glad you like it!

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  2. Terrific with your patterns, especially the onomato - love seeing the stages. I was sitting puzzling over this celtic knot tangle with my initials then suddenly realized I'd missed the bit about the pattern connecting: talk about having loose ends!!
    Paula (PEP)

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    1. i'd love to see the knot with your initials - you should keep it! 'loose ends' - hahaha! yes, true, so - i want to see both :)

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  3. This is fabulous! I love how it winds around in such a fun style!

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    1. thank you, carolyn, i know you love color, too. sometimes when i'm thinking about what to do with color - i think back to what i saw on your post last. you are a master of color - and i love it!

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  4. You did a goog job Alice. I like it.

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    1. thank you, judy, for making this challenge possible! looking forward to this week's :)

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  5. Congratulations with your CZT certification. I wish you lots of success and fun with your classes. I like your step by step explanations on your blog. A very good help for a lot people I think. Your celtic knot is lovely.

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    1. thank you so much! CZT training was fun and i learned a lot!

      and thanks for commenting on the step outs. i never know if i should post all that or not, but it seems like people like it.. thanks for the input :)

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  6. I love to see the step-by-steps!! Excellent! :)

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I've been waiting to hear from you :).