Well, my Inktober is not going well! It’s more of a Movietober. We’ve been watching a lot of chick flicks and very little art has been done. But I did get one piece done using two of the week’s tangles: Doodah and Cadent.
I’d originally planned to use some of my inks and my calligraphy pen. I started with a bristol vellum tile but then decided to just use a black inkpen.
Here’s the scan of my tile before shading.
Here is the picture I took of it in natural light.
Here’s the scan of the tile after shading.
The sun had gone down by the time I got it shaded. So I had to take this picture the best I could.
I liked both the process of doing this tile and how it turned out.
This week’s tangles in the Zen-Untangled project are Auraknot, Aquafleur, Bunzo, Cadent, Dribbetz, Finery, and Tidal.
Once again I had three of the seven tangles already on ATC cards with their step-outs. The other four I ended up getting the step-outs done but didn’t get the sample drawn on the front of any of them.
I decided I wanted to draw on a gray tile this week. I’ve been seeing so many lovely tan and gray tiles and have some here, so I pulled one out. They are definitely not my comfort zone.
Here’s the scan of my tile before shading.
Here’s the picture in natural light.
I’ve always drawn Cadent with circles instead of squares and I have to say that I definitely prefer it with the circles but now I’ve tried it with the squares.
I think Tidal looks very much like Tagh. Tidal is the first step in Tagh. Some think that Dribbetz has to be in a comma shape but from what I’ve seen, it really is just a series of dashes made to fill a section, which CAN be made in shapes.
I watched a few videos for aquafleur because I haven’t used it much. I opted to go with the version that is kind of like Pepper and not the one that spirals in on itself.
Part of the joys of gray paper is using white pencil or ink to make some pretty highlights. I decided to add some white Dribbetz to the remaining section of my tile. And then I added a little highlight and some graphite shading to each tangle or section too.
Here’s the scan and the natural light picture of the shaded tile.
It turned out okay. There’s definitely a learning curve to shading and highlights. Have you tried a gray tile?
Well, I’m late getting this post up because I was very tired after getting back home from my nephew’s wedding and just didn’t get my tile drawn until this morning.
I also have to admit that I almost ditched this prompt from Today’s Tangles: Keeping it Classic, #TTKICPROMPT121619, because it started out really badly. I actually started it twice because I was using the Micron PN pen and it just wasn’t working for me. It was all scratchy and not a pleasant experience at the time.
The lines were so scratchy, so I got out my graphic liner and tried to make the lines better and hated it. So I put it up and got out the standard 01 Micron and started over again. I did not hold much hope for this prompt, which was based on the Project Pack 07 Day 8, because I was off to such a rough start all three times.
I decided that my filler was going to be simple orbs and striping. Again, not holding much hope for this tile because my orbs were not smooth, at all!
Here is my tile after I finished tangling.
Here is a picture I took of it before I actually had any sunlight.
Oh yeah, it looks so much better at an angle but still very choppy.
But the miracle of shading . . . here is the scanned tile after shading.
But look at the photos of it shaded!
And then I noticed that the sun was shining nicely, so I took it outside and got a shot or two.
So this just proves that you shouldn’t give up on a tile, even when it isn’t looking like it is going to be any good at all. I think it turned out quite nicely. I also liked that I shaded it as sections rather than individual orbs and boxes.
I also think that adding a bit of shading on the outside added some nice depth.
Well, I hope you have a great week before Christmas and take some time to de-stress with some tangling.
This week I decided to do the prompt from Today’s Tangles: Keeping it Classic #TTKICPrompt082619 which was to round out the square created by the corner dots and then draw a ‘z’ to section it off.
Of the couple dozen tangles given to select from, I chose Knightsbridge, Cadent, Florz, and Striping (top to bottom on the tile). Unfortunately I made a few lines that were opportunities for creativity. And I was so focused on covering up those bits that I jumped right in with some shading and forgot to take a pre-shaded picture. Oh well.
So here is the scanned finished piece.
My light that I use for my tangling was not charged and I was doing a lot of this with limited light. Also my microns were nearly all dried up . . . I guess I’m going to need to get another set.
Here is a picture I took of the tile in natural light. It’s been overcast most of the day, so that there is any sun at all is a plus.
Once again I participated with Today’s Tangles: Keeping it Basic prompt #TTKICPrompt072219. She suggested we “slow down” when tangling this week, which I did and I think my lines were a bit smoother.
Sandy said that the string this week was inspired by 59th Street Bridge song by Simon and Garfunkel. So it is a simple resemblance to a bridge; nothing too difficult this week.
I chose Shattuck and Knightsbridge because they are easy and I remember them without looking them up. Then chose Echoism because I thought it would play nice in the c space at the top. Then comes my oops. I frequently confuse Cubine and Cadent. I think I do that because I learned them about the same time but that is the only reason. I love Cadent and used it so much when I first learned to tangle about 10 years ago. So that is why I’ve included Cadent in my tile, which was not in the tangle pool to choose from.
Here is a scan of my tile before shading.
I really enjoyed tangling this tile. Echoism is one I haven’t used much and enjoyed it. Here’s a picture I took in natural light.
I’d started to lay down some graphite and remembered that I needed to scan and take a picture first. That is why the lines on some of Shattuck on the right are so dark.
I enjoyed shading this one too. Here’s the scan.
Here is the picture I took in natural light, albeit a bit overcast.
I really love how ‘puffy’ the top center part with Echoism looks.
Well, that’s it for me today. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have been encouraged to put pen to paper. If I can do it, anyone can.