Wednesday, May 20, 2015

White on Black

The Diva this week challenged us to create art on a black tile, using white. I have a few pieces already, white on black, and paradox looks so good wherever I've used it in one of these, I started out with paradox. Then, when I put paradox in the opposite corner, it reminded me of one of those Tesla things, with sparks and lightning shooting across two diodes.

However, when I finished making the little nodes on the edges of the paradoxes, they didn't look mad scientist-y, and I didn't feel confident in making jaggedy electric looking lines. So, quib it was.

Ultimately, this reminds me of a carousel, with lots of movement in the quib and a spinning quality in the paradox. I used a white charcoal pencil to provide some tipple here and there, and a black sparkle gel pen along the strands of quib, for sparkle.

Maybe a close up will show the sparkle a little bit better

This piece came along so fast. I finished it in about 15 minutes. Maybe the larger size pen, and maybe I was just relaxed putting it together. I'm quite pleased with this one. It's going on my wall at work.

16 comments:

  1. Love this and I also post them on my cubicle wall at work.

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  2. What an action packed Tile. Love your shading, and the line weighting in Paradox is very effective. So well done, HeidiSue.

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  3. Love quib but I've always had difficulty making the strands really flow. Yours is lovely!

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  4. Very sparkly! Like an underwater marine creature at night.

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  5. This is so cool! An electric jellyfish way down deep in the sea never seen before! Your Paradox with the weighted lines looks so wonderful. I love how you incorporated just a little curve to it to keep it organic looking. Love it!

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  6. I'm very impressed that you successfully used Paradox with a white on black tile. I found I lacked fine control with my white tangling supplies. I was also thinking carousel until I read Indira and Antonine's comments. Now, I keep seeing a jelly fish. I better stay away form hypnotists. I'm obviously very suggestible.

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  7. Wonderful and very lively tile!

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  8. Your stories are always so much fun to read - and your work is a delight. This one kind of looks like Captain Nemo meets the Farraday cage - with the twisty quib lines and bubbles between the geometric paradox. Great!

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  9. Yes! that is exactly what I thought of when I first saw it...a carousel! A zen-carousel that is...gorgeous! You should definitely put it up to be seen at work...have fun!

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  10. Delicate and whimsical looking. I saw two jellyfish dancing in the moonlight :)

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  11. Beautiful Quib! I reminds me of a carousel as well, very nice.

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  12. Really stunning! Love the rounding in paradox and your sparkle which casts an eerie blue glow!

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  13. Heidi, this is such a fun piece! I love your carousel, and yes, it reminds me of that too, even before I read your post. Nicely done and LOVE the glow you added. Fun tile!

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  14. I am still going with the mad science here!! It looks great ... and like carousel too of course - wonderful success to me!! :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/05/my-diva-white-on-black-challenge-entry

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