Today I decided to use one of the pre-strung zendalas that I got for Christmas several years ago. I needed something that was simple this time around.
So here is the tile I went with.
I spent some time looking over the CPT journey pages over on pattern-collections. I got through about five of the pages and although I’m interested in it, I really only wanted some simple tangling today.
The reason I mention it though is because I think it is what gave me the ‘courage’ (for lack of a better word) to just start putting pen to paper.
I started by simply auraing the line on one section.
I didn’t want to commit to doing the same thing in all six of the similar sections, so I opted to make these same lines in every other section. Then I decided to do some Betweed in the ovalish top of the alternate sections.
After I finished that, I decided to draw more lines, but thicker coming down from the Betweed sections to the points. I’d used the 05 jelly roll for the thinner lines and went with the 10 for the thicker lines.
Here’s the picture in natural light after I attempted to do a little shading.
Here is the scan of the finished tile. It doesn’t look much different from the other.
So, what would you suggest I do to add more dimension to this? I like it enough, but it just seems like it’s missing something. Actually I think it kind of looks like salmon and honeycomb in those ovalish sections.
Well, thank you for stopping by. I appreciate any advice you have for me on how to shade on black tiles.
Until next time,