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challenge #85 - pinwheels for peace

This weeks Diva Challenge - Pinwheels for Peace, such a great idea. love it. Now that I am on school holidays, oh yeah - had my last sessions for the term today, finished next term's planning yesterday, and now have 2 1/2 glorious weeks stretching out in front of me - I finally had the time tonight to finish off the pieces I have been working on for the challenge. There hasn't been a real lot of love between me and the pinwheel, but here's what I came up with: Basic pinwheel, most like the simple pinwheel string posted on the challenge, couldn't resist adding a few curly bits.
The pinwheel that grew - this one started off as a 8 vaned pinwheel that I just kept on adding more to:
 

Pinwheel
 

the design below idea came from this beautiful digitally produced pinwheel, by William "Spektyr" Laskorski and though I normally freehand, I couldn't resist using this as a template - too hard to reproduce the perfect arcs, spaces, etc.
hx

Comments

  1. They are all three quite beautiful. I love the softness in the first two.

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  2. Love all three of them; I can't decide which is best--they are all beautiful. Well done!

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  3. sensational
    that everything you do

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  4. these are all outstanding.
    what do you use to color the tangle?

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    1. Hi! I use letraset promarkers most of the time when I use colour & mostly for shading, too (sometimes I still use greylead). Love them :)

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  5. Again you did a great job. The simple first one and of course the second one is astonishing (is this a good word?) And the last one, incredible.

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    1. Hi Didisch :) Thankyou! I'm a bit meh about the 2nd one I think it would have been more interesting without the scrolly bits, but once that marker is on the page, there's no going back!

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  6. I thought the 1st one fascinating....then scrolling down the page ...wow wow!!

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  7. I love the "scrolly bits". They're all fascinating...as usual.
    Barbara

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  8. Quite a study in simplicity and complexity. All of them are great.

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  9. I'm at a loss for words.... I love all of these. I saw the first one and thought "wow"... then saw the second and am amazed at the complexity and balance... then saw the third and love it too! All beautiful!

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  10. oh my, that second one is my favorite! beautiful work!

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  11. I vote for that second one!!! Love the others but that one made me go WOW!

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  12. The second one is my absolute topper, but the others are awesome too!

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  13. These are all amazing but that second one...there really aren't words!! Wow!!! So gorgeous!! Beautiful!!

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  14. So stunning! Each one has its own statement of beauty and I will never get enough of enjoying your tangle style!

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  15. These are just gorgeous, I absolutely LOVE your work!!! Thanks for your Inspiration!!! Hugs, Sheila B

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  16. Wow, lovely pinwheels! So much detail!

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  17. Your work is always lovely and such an inspiration. Every time I visit your blog I am wow'd! The second tangle is just glorious and they are all beautifully drawn.

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  18. They're all very beautiful! That second one is my favorite, though. What an explosion of energy and movement! Layer upon layer of line! It feels like a pinwheel swirling wildly in a hurricane-force wind. Great job!

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  19. Thanks all for the lovely comments, thanks for taking the time to do so :)

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  20. Lovely work, Helen! I've never had nuch tallent for drawing so I have tremendous admiration for those who do. Your work is quite beautiful. I really like what you did with the third image. I would not have objected if you had included a thumbnail of my orginal for reference instead of the rather anonymous link. I'm actually flattered that you chose one of my works as a template. The way you imprinted a unique pattern on each of the 8 rings is quite attractive. Well done.

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