Thursday, June 2, 2016

Oh my, Skye!

Once I got the hang of it, I find Skye a MOST DELIGHTFUL pattern to play with.

My sketchbook



I put it on curves, did single motifs, and tried several ways of shading. I even made a row of Skye that looked metallic. Very cool!

(the metallic looking one is right here on the <<< rightmost of this picture)








So after all that practice, I decided to make a big piece, in my large sketchbook that has WONDERFUL 98 wt paper




This is before shading. 





I put Skye in here many times, some in rows, and some individual motifs. There are several with openings (a la' Ellish) that I JUST LOVE!!! It is so cool looking with the open spaces. Other patterns are hamail, florz, pineapple, flux, tipple, perls, printemps, and my hamail tangleation, along with a few spirals here and there.

Pineapple is the pattern on the right, it uses a leaflet outline with just shading. It is a Neal Burley pattern, and I've drastically adapted it so it is nothing but lines and shading.

I think this needs something more, something to tie it all together.

One other little tidbit, I want to do it again, but it involves a LOT of tiny little detail...

I was aiming to get those fibonacci spirals that are found in the center of sunflowers. I think I know what to do, now that I spent a few hours on this. Maybe I'll do it again some day.








10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the before and after shading. You can really see how much the shading adds. I also like the way you used Skye as a rod from which to suspend other tangles. Nice idea, very nicely executed.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the before and after shading. You can really see how much the shading adds. I also like the way you used Skye as a rod from which to suspend other tangles. Nice idea, very nicely executed.

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  3. Very nice drawing with a beautiful Skye, I do like it!!!

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  4. I love your ZIA! Thanks for sharing your process. All of your variations of "Skye" are lovely-it's such a fun pattern to play with once you get it;-)

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  5. Your finished work is lovely. the before and after shading comparison was great and you did a really nice job of putting the final touches on yout drawing. :0)

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  6. Lovely! Your shading is really nice.

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  7. Wow! Love what you did with Skye. It is just flowing all over the page. I like the different ways you finished it with some open spaces in the middle and then the triangular ones on the end. The shading is great on this.

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  8. Really very interesting composition.

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  9. I see so much fun....I'm smiling!!

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  10. Your sketchbook page is SO lovely!

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