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.com
and 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?
Out of the first two, I like the schaded one best. But your last tile is defenitely my favorite :-)ReplyDelete
Love the shaded one and am very surprised that you don't...maybe after you let it sit for a while you will see how it pops dimensionally?ReplyDelete
I like all of your tiles for this challenge. Nice job.ReplyDelete
Well, I'm crazy about shading, so I like the shaded version best. You did a great job on the shading and it adds so much. Don't you love learning new stuff???ReplyDelete
Oh the shading ABSOLUTELY makes that first tile. I wouldn't change a thing. That colored one looks like a nest of Easter eggs! what fun.ReplyDelete
I love the shading, too, Yorkshire Tortoise! You gave it a lot of drama and dimension, not pewtery at all. This said, I also love the last one, where you created dimension without so much shading, by changing the direction of the stripes. Nice work!ReplyDelete
All of them are beautiful, but you won't believe it, but I like the "murky" one best!ReplyDelete
These are all beautiful!! I like the colored one the best too!! :) :)ReplyDelete
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