Sunday, 31 October 2010

Sharing the Development and Progression of an Idea

 I had an idea ... I wanted to draw a large tangle ... something I could frame.   I was inspired by Maria Thomas' beautiful original works of art, so thought I would make my own.  

This piece is about 11.5 x 17 inches - Movlin A Paper d'Arches 300gsm Smooth 100% cotton - beautiful paper that I love to work on.

This is the start of my idea ... roughly sketched out and starting to ink.
 I was inspired by the Master Class held by Maria and Rick and the use of colour ... I have used Brown Pigma Pen (can't give you the number as it has rubbed off the shaft of the pen. )

So here is some more inking ... with black and brown

working backwards, as what you want in the foreground has to be drawn first
 A close up of the bottom right hand corner ... I am really loving doing this .
 The top right hand corner ... I love those seashell inspired tangles ... and I couldn't go past the Knightsbridge pattern with an adapted black alternate squares,  and Printemps ... they remind me of the little shells you get on our beaches here ... the snails door stops!

 More work done in this area
And where I am up to now .. you can see I have changed some of my design with the pencil ... trying to get those smooth curvy lines ... I expect this drawing will take me about 40 to 50 hours based on what I have already spent on it ... then there is the shading ... I can't wait until I get to the shading.

Now for the next few days I won't be attending my blog ... I have a customer quilt on my quilting machine and it is a custom job that I have to finish in the next few days ... so I am going to be busy with that ... I will be drawing at night though and will show you the next steps in a few days time.    Happy Tangling for now ....Jane x


  1. Wow! This is going to be spectacular! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step photos.

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