This week’s Diva Challenge is a monotangle using Tripoli. This means that I cannot combine it with any other challenges/focuses this week.
Tripoli is not a tangle that I have used very much, mostly because it hasn’t turned out all that great for me. Some how I manage to get my triangles all discombobulated. Today I just embraced the wonkiness.
At first I was going to do a string with two mirroring “C’s” but decided that severely cut into the available drawing space and word force me to do all small triangles, like I ended up with in one section anyway. Since I’m trying to befriend Tripoli, I decided that I needed at least one large area, so I could make the triangles large.
I started with the bottom section and made my triangles of Tripoli small. They got wonky as I expected but I finished out the space.
In the upper section I started in the middle and with medium to medium-large sized triangles. I watched two Tripoli tutorials on youtube which helped a lot. One helped and the other, which I really liked. It actually makes me want to play around with Tripoli and try my hand at some of these but only in my drawing notebook. At any rate, I decided to fill the larger Tripoli with some different corner fills.
I remembered to scan the pre-shaded tile again today. I really like doing this because it makes me feel better about the finished product, many times.
I had some natural shading on the smaller Tripoli in one strip because the individual triangles were smaller and closer together than in other parts of the section. At first I shaded the hill (lower section) on the left side and left some of the right side unshaded. But then I started working on the larger Tripoli and found that I needed to change the light direction to the left corner instead of the right, so I did what we are not supposed to do and I erased the shading on the bottom section. Yes I did! Then I re-shaded it, leaving it lighter on the left side than the right side.
I decided to do a little shading between groupings of Tripoli to add some more definition. I think it turned out okay.
Thanks again to those kind people that take the time to comment. It is much appreciated and a great encouragement to me!!!
Until next time, God bless,
6 thoughts on “Tripoli Monotangle”
Ans (as always) the shading makes such a difference!
Your shading makes such a wonderful difference, a lovely result!
Very lovely tile! Great shading!
I love the variations in size of your Tripoli, and the shading is great!
Tripoli can really be difficult to contain. You did well. Larger ones seem to be easier to work with. The shading is very nicely done!
your two tiles clearly show the shadow interest ! Very good work !