Striping is the focus of this week in Joey's Monotangle Challenge. I think this is a great tangle pattern as it fits into any space and the string plays a big part in how it turns out. I have to admit I got a bit carried away today.
First of all I chose String no.135 from TanglePatterns.comand filled it with striping of various sizes.
Next I shaded it to within an inch of it's life. I have decided I am not sure about shading to this extent. When I started learning this process I thought it very clever how 3D it made drawings look, but I am really not keen on the murky pewter look you end up with. I expect I shall keep doing it from time to time if I think a design will be enhanced with it, but I don't think it will be a major part of my tangling.
Next I launched into colour. I wanted to try a more rounded string which I made up myself. As I coloured I created a couple of extra sections to cater for a few more differences in the depth of the stripes. I used my Derwent Coloursoft coloured pencils for this.
Lastly I wanted to try the same string with just black and white stripes. Although It is the same string as the coloured one, this time I alternated the bow of the stripes in each segment and matched up the black blocking all the way round. Lastly I added an aura and a little touch of shadow, which I much prefer to the all over shading. Out of all of them this one is my favourite, and the one I am assigning to the challenge. Which one do you prefer?