I drew my stripes at a slight angle horizontally. I decided to draw snail on every other stripe. That left me with some decisions for the alternating stripes. Ultimately I decided to go with the simple and comfortable tangle, shattuck using straight lines rather than curved ones to contrast with the circles of snail.
Here is the tile without any shading.
On last week’s tile, Eni Oken suggested that I pick a location for the light to come from and shade accordingly. So I decided to give it a try but I don’t believe I’m very happy with the results right now. I put the light source in the lower left side of the tile.
I then attempted to shade only the right side of snail. It looked odd, so I added a tiny bit of pencil to the left side without blending it in, just to thicken the line a bit, giving the illusion of a bit of a ridge.
Then I decided that the ‘bars’ on each stripe should be shaded a bit on the top of it and just a bit of darkening with no blending on the bottom of it.
Here is my finished tile.
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