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"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." (Winston Churchill)....Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. (Richard Wright)

Monday, 3 February 2014

B is for birthday.....

... and BATON (with BAULT, BEADLINES, BETWEED and BULB LANTERN) to keep it company.

Happy birthday and 'the best of British (luck)' with this collection.

BATON
It was not hard to decide on a tangle. Though I love all the extravagant ones, with curves, complications and corners, I decided in the end to go for one that crops up in pretty well every larger drawing I make, and has put in appearances in zendalas now and again. It's my very favourite in the filler category (without fillers no doodle can be completed satisfactorily).  
So, dear Erin, here is a filler for you, coming early on in the collection of favourite tangles you are likely to receive and have vowed to use! 

BATON d90
As you can see, the other tangles all start with a B in honour of that special day. The shaded version is one printed from the unshaded line drawing with the addition of green gel pen. It glistens, but unfortunately not when the scanner has finished with it! As you can see, I did not include the bulb lanterns in the coloured version. 






Sunday, 2 February 2014

Aquafleur is flourishing!



This shaded version with touches of red is the final edition of this composition.
They can all be viewed further down this post..

medley 3 - final solution


medley 3 - experimental colour


Medley 3 is another in a new series of A3 drawings. This time I used aquafleur 5 times in different floral guises. Scroll down for the original line drawings.



medley 3 - unshaded line drawing
NB I used the photoshop merge function to join the two halves of the drawing. I wish I had an A3
scanner.

The coloured version was created on the two halves of the drawing printed on A4 paper. I then rescanned them and joined them with the merge function. So the original drawing is as yet unfinished. I wanted to see what effect colour would have on the line drawing. I may just use pencil to shade the original line drawing, or use one other colour, preferably red!

The perennial question of which way up looks best has not yet been answered!