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torsdag 4 augusti 2016

The Diva´s challenge: Knightstar

Knightstar (Daniel Lamothe)is a completely new tangle to me. It is logical, but I must say it is a real challenge. Not so much to understand the pattern and do it. But for me it was very easy to get lost in the lines and do something else. That shouldn´t be a problem, patterns often go their own ways and it is possible to let them do so and the outcome might be something unexpected! Well I tried to make something from my "misstakes".



This is from my sketchbook. I was a little happy when I could let the lines go like a broken net when I didn´t get the pattern to work!


Next one I started on Bijou tiles. The first one only got three petals. That´s ok with me, but I still haven´t been able to reproduce the pattern as it "should" be.


This time I thought I got it ! Wanted to try some color and blue was my choice.


This is the third bijou, now trying to get more than one sample of the pattern. Now it is possible to focus on the net, not the petals and that gives the pattern a new dimension. There are problems with the pattern. To embellish it and make it personal is not easy for me. I guess I have to work on it a lot more to really make it mine. But it is interesting. So now I made it on ordinary sized paper, I wanted to have it on watercolor-paper in case I should choose the color in the end....


This is the final tile. It is all drawn freehand with an L-string. And I let the blue come in. The other patterns are Cheesecloth (Suzanne McNeill) and Puf (Carole Ohl). I am not at that point when the Knightstar flow naturally. Maybe I never get there. But it was fun to try this and I am quite satified with the result.

16 kommentarer:

Nadjezdah sa...

Love those ragged loose ends with their perfect little shadows - this tile shows a lot of depth and character! Very impressive.

michele sa...

This is so great Anita! I was frustrated because I couldn't get it to look clean. You resolved it so well with your broken net technique! I love the stringy bits with the drop shadow. Your choice of pairing it with "Cheesecloth" is brilliant! Well done;-)

Anne's tangle blog sa...

I like the final result, it's beautiful.

Ria Matheussen sa...

Many of the "tanglers" had problems with this pattern, I understand very good what you have written.
But you can be very proud of the final result: original, beautiful with a very pretty Knightstar (me too love the "stringy bits" and a little touch of color makes this tile even more attractiv!

Betsy Wilson sa...

I like the "flawed" ones and I especially like the loose ends!

Anita Aspfors Westin sa...

Thank you all for such encouraging and beautiful comments!

Jean Chaney sa...

"Mistakes" in Zentangle are often fun to work with and find solutions. This kind of tangle though is a lot harder to cover up. You really made a lot of progress with each step. I like the blue you added a lot.

Anja sa...

Your tile is so beautiful! I Love the combination with the light Blue!

Bine sa...

Love your final result too. I understand so good what you have written - also have many problems to draw Knightstar.

Hilary Gibbons sa...

This is beautiful! I found everything I tried just looked like a page from my long ago maths book..really well done Anita :)

Anita Aspfors Westin sa...

Thank's Jean!😄

Anita Aspfors Westin sa...

Thank's Anja!😄

Anita Aspfors Westin sa...

😄👍! But doing it over and over again might help! Thank's Bine!

Anita Aspfors Westin sa...

Thank's Hillary! Someone told me math is beautiful!😄

Susan Theron sa...

In Afrikaans:"aanhouer wen" - meaning if you persevere you will succeed. I also made mistakes, because you must remember from which corner you have to draw the next set of lines and I sometimes started in the wrong one. Like all your tiles.

Sue Sharp sa...

Love them all, but especially the last one with the lovely touch of blue, and the loose threads!