Another week has flown by. I wish I could say that I have been putting pen to paper in an artistic fashion every day but at least I have been doing it a couple times a week or more.
This week’s theme for Festina Lente was Butterfly. The tangle prompts were Thing In the Middle of a Thing, Andromeda, Ansu, and Ann with strings 150 and 162 from Tangle Patterns and fragment G2 on musterquelle.de.
I have to say that I enjoyed most of these even though I did not slow down enough with Ansu to do it justice. I didn’t think I’d like Ann and found I really did like it. I drew it on a rather large grid behind things I’d already drawn. However, the fragment was not a favorite of mine at all. I think it is probably because I made the grid too large for it; maybe I’d like it if I did it a lot smaller in true fragment fashion.
Andromeda is another that I didn’t do quite right–ahhh, that is, I created a variation of what was intended. I’m not quite sure how the layering was supposed to have proceeded–but it is nice anyway. I really like the possibilities with Thing in the Middle of a Thing.
Here’s my piece before shading.
Here it is in natural-ish lighting . . . it was cloudy when I took the picture, so it isn’t that great.
Here it is after shading.
Then the sun came out when I’d finished it and I was able to get a decent picture.
Well that’s it for me for today. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, God bless,
Well, it’s week five of Festina Lente 2019. Apparently Laura Harms is getting better but not quite able to do the drawing and such required to host the Diva Challenge. So this week is simply another piece compiled from the prompts from Festina Lente week five. The theme for the week was flowers.
I decided to do a rectangle in the center of my page and spokes for six sections from it, which will give me enough sections for one every day. The suggested tangles are Tizzy, Flwr Box, Hennadrum, Lenche, and Stella, with String 138 from Tangle Patterns and Fragment W5 from Musterquelle.de.
Here is what my string looked like.
I thought Flwr Box was best in the box in the middle. I went with the string and fragment beside each other since they were sequential days prompts. They look very similar but I think there is enough differences to make it transition well.
Hennadrum is by favorite, closely followed by Stella. Leche on the other hand was new to me and I’m not too sure about it yet. Tiffany likes Tizzy up in the right hand corner, which is not my favorite. I don’t feel I shade it properly.
Well here it is before shading, scanned and then in natural light, for what there was left. Yeah, the sun was going down so it isn’t very bright but I think you get the idea.
Here it is after shading, scanned and picture–although not in natural light as the sun had gone down several hours before I finished shading it.
Well, that is all for today. I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, God bless,
Well it seems that Laura’s wrist/hand is still bothering her, as there was no diva challenge again this week. So once again I am sharing the piece I did for Festina Lente this week.
The theme for week four is feather. She gave a few templates for birds and a large feather. I chose to modify one of the bird templates and do one piece for the week again. Here’s th string I drew.
The tangles this week were Meer, Featherfall, Birds On A Wire, Cislaweng, and Drawings. The string was #105. The fragment was K6 but I mistakenly thought it was K2, which I used for the head. I used the string for some feathers, Cislaweng and Bird On A Wire on the breast and Drawing for feathers on the head.
Here it is before any blackening or shading.
And here it is with the shading.
Well that’s it for week four. There are two weeks left and I’ve already drawn out the string for the next one.
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