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Diva Challenge #84 - Blind String - "Pods"

What strikes fear into the heart of control freak like me? Has me waking up in a cold sweat? Well, I'll tell you.........having to cede control (well most of it), by closing my eyes and drawing a string, THEN figuring out what to do with it! Hmmmm....this is not how I normally operate.......I thrive on preconceived ideas, and this challenge turned that on its head. So, I closed my eyes, and tried to stick with organic, flowy motions (sharp corners are not my friend). Unlike some of the amazing strings/results that I have seen from this challenge, I kept my string continuous and fairly abbreviated (yup, I was running scared). I worked on one piece (which I am still yet to colour/shade and will upload later), but before completing that, I was compelled to switch gears and go in a different direction (o.k.,I did scan and print out a couple of copies of my string - did I mention ...... control freak...). I started with some cones (I LOVE, LOVE drawing cones) and went from there. I really love the tangle rich pieces that Simone Bischoff does and wanted to try the style. So much more intense than what I normally do, and I really enjoyed working on it, but do not think I could do it again in a hurry - the fine detail work - my brain (and eyes) can't take it. I also reverted back to shading with greylead for this one, but should have stuck with the markers - they are much easier - the cleanup from smudging.....aaack! The string:
The result:
The string superimposed over the design - interesting to see where I went a bit off track:
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Comments

  1. Well I like your string, and you sure succeeded in making your design flowy and organic. As always I love your designs. I'm curious if you will post some other designs with the same string.

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  2. I love this--feels kinda surrealistic and floaty! Your work is always so beautiful and clean...gorgeous!

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  3. Oh wow, how fun is that! I love how your design is frolicking!

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  4. Absolutely wonderful! I love your ability to show dimension and really bring your drawing to life.

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  5. Wow, I love this! Your dimension and creativity shine here.

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  6. You made a beautiful zia!!! It's flowing so nicely.

    Annemarie

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  7. This is lovely, your orbs and the cones are so yummy, wonderful dimension and volume!

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  8. Your design is stunning. I love the flow of the design. Different and surprising, a wonderful look.

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  9. Oh My Dog! I love this one most of all! The 3d effect is awesome! Great work!

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  10. Very different, very special, very beautiful!

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  11. stunning - I love what you've done here! This is amazing :)

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  12. Zippity doo dah! Helen your ZIA is very special, I hear playful music with fun and games.

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  13. Oooooh!!!! That is really phenomenal!! Great work!!

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  14. So much to look at and it's all so delicate. Your work is amazing!

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  15. Beautiful! Wonderful depth and movement - I love how your tangles ebb and flow with the shapes!

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  16. what an awesome job - they remind me of something you might see in Alice in Wonderland :)

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  17. Thanks all for the fantastic comments :) After recovering for a few days, I'm thinking I might give this style another try......after I finish up a couple of other half done drawings I've got going.

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  18. This is stunning. I love your interpretation and deviation from your string. Great job!

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  19. love the motion here
    it somehow reminds me of alice in wonderland -dont know why, though

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  20. Your work is gorgeous! I love looking at it and hearing your comments about how you created it.

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  21. I love your work! I love the femininity of the flowers in your other pieces and this one...so perfect for the men in our lives... just beautiful.

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