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.


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

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

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

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

  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!

  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.

  7. Wonderful and very lively tile!

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

  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!

  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

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