Festina Lente 2019 First Week

For the first week of the Festina Lente 2019 project, Arja shared some music selections (which I enjoyed listening to while tangling) and information on drawing a labyrinth. I chose to use my helix and make a circular labyrinth. In hindsight, I wish I had done two separate labyrinths, one circular and one rectangular but I think it turned out nice anyway.

The tangle prompts for the first week were dL Labyrinth, Printemps, Sez,  Paradox, fragment F-5, Marasu, Double Marasu, and Emingle/Ambler. I started the tangles in the center of my labyrinth and worked out. Since I only had five rings, I put two days’ tangles on the outer two rings. Oh and I tangled in my nearly 7″ square sketchbook.

Here it is before shading.

Labyrinth ~ Lifeofjoy.meSince fragment F5 looks soooo much like Emingle and Ambler, I opted to only do Ambler on the last day, considering the only difference is one is done ribbon style and the other is done in a grid, or so I’m told. ;)

My section of Double Marasu ended up being right beside the smaller section of Marasu and thus gives the appearance of three sections rather than two, I think.

I wasn’t sure how to shade this thing, so I started with the necessary addition of some blackening on the Ambler section, which made it look much better. That made it noticeably better so I did the blackening behind Sez, Paradox, and Printemps.

Blackened bits Labyrinth ~ Lifeofjoy.meHere’s a picture I took at this stage in natural lighting.

Natural lighting before shading ~ Lifeofjoy.meThen I added some shading and as always, now that I see it on the computer I realize I should’ve done even more shading in some areas but it’s still good.

Scanned shaded labyrinth fl19w1 ~ Lifeofjoy.meI took it outside to take some pictures in natural light but it was quite windy. :D

labyrinth ~ Lifeofjoy.me Labyrinth in natural light ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Then I added a highlight. It worked on some but I don’t think there was enough shading to make it really shine. Considering this is my first “zenbutton” type thing, I think it turned out alright. :)

Here is the scanned final outcome.Final scanned labyrinth festina lente 2019 ~ Lifeofjoy.meAnd the final in the windy outdoors. ;)

tangled Labyrinth ~ Lifeofjoy.meFestina Lente 2019 wk 1 labyrinth ~ Lifeofjoy.meSo, where would you have add more shading? I think around the outer most ring on the right with Ambler. Where else? I guess maybe shifting to a softer pencil may have helped too. What are your thoughts?

There was no Diva Challenge this week. I hope Laura feels better soon and can get back to using her hand without pain. I really appreciate you stopping by and am encouraged by any kind comments left.

Until next time,

Michele ºÜº

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