Monday, August 31, 2015

More Lines

"A drawing is simply a line going for a walk."   Paul Klee

I promised you I'd be back with some more of my line drawing (like it or not), so here I am. I absolutely LOVE this first piece I'm showing you here. Drawn on Strathmore tan-toned paper, I used a black micron pen, graphite for shading, and white pastel pencil for highlights. This did not start out to be a flower. It was just random lines, but as it progressed it started looking more like a flower, so the stem was added. My daughter, who was visiting from Scotland, loved this, and believe me, she's very honest and tells me when she doesn't. 


For the next one I used a stencil of a heart on black Artagain paper and filled it with a Signo Uniball white gel pen. I don't love it as much as my flower, but it's not bad.



I did some shading with my white pastel pencil. This may be one of those very rare occasions when I like it better unshaded than shaded. What do you think?




Now that I've had some good practice with this type of drawing, I'll try incorporating it along with other tangle patterns. Stay tuned for more!

13 comments:

  1. All 3 (well, 2, but shaded & unshaded) are gorgeous. I like both versions of the heart but I agree I think I like the unshaded version just a tad bit better. You are so talented.

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  2. Very nice. Glad to see your blog up and going. I have been following it.

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  3. I agree, the flower is really wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Margaret! A compliment from you, whose work I admire so much, means a lot to me.

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  4. Caren, I love these tangles! I've been trying to work out how you get them flowing in the big "block." So far, I've come close but still end up with lots of white space. They are very calming to do, that's for sure. Do you think you could do a blog with an explanation of how you go about making one of these designs? It would be truly helpful.

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    1. Thanks Jakki! I'm not sure how to explain how I do it, as it just sort of happens, but I'll give it some thought and see if I can come up with anything that makes sense.

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  5. Beautiful flower! I like the shaded heart better. It gives it a softer feel.

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  6. Love your ART, and both hearts are great, but I think the last heart looks more dimensional? Your flower is 'beautiful'. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I like the hearts a lot and especially the shaded one. Cool flower too.

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