Neil's blog is so interesting, especially his word art. So I linked to the whole site, not just the patterns page, which can be found on the galleries tag at his place.
Suzy Mosh always adds an artist to a challenge when we have a repeat letter, and this week it was Neil. So, N patterns and Neil Burley patterns. GO!
This was a fun challenge for me. I found a couple of N patterns on tanglepatterns. com AND on Neil's site, and have a piece that is 100% N patterns.
For the Neil patterns I chose Nimrud and Noodlz. The N patterns are Nvelope and Nipa (which I love and have used in many pieces) Noodlz will make a delightful filler. New to me are all the tangles except Nipa.
|Dance of the Bees|
They began to look like bees to me.
Another solid Nimrud in the opposite corner, connected kitty corner with Nipa. Noodlz all around were fun. Then it hit me: a very simplified, stylized Nimrud!
Which I did, and put in a corner or two.
This is the development of Nimrud, from solid and three dimensional, to simple lines that are almost like a character in Asian script.
|Solid to simplified to stylized|
I really like the look of the stylized Nimrud.
Some finishing touches, with red here and there, and shading, and at the end, it is a busy, active piece which I call Dance of the Bees.