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A quick one that I blocked in yesterday and finished off this morning. It was fun to play with a couple of patterns I haven't used before, though I did manage to get Chard in there - I think I have used this pattern on just about every graphic style piece that I've done. love. it.


Sometimes when I work on these more intensely patterned pieces, I waver between shading the patterned areas as well as the overall design. The times I have attempted this it has ended up looking too busy without the strong distinction between design elements. Today I stuck with shading the block elements and am happy with how it came out.

Have a great weekend!

hx

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  1. Wow I love the way you make things look rounded and curved, this is awesome.

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  2. Superb! Absolutely wonderful! You always inspire me. This was the first thing I looked at this morning and I immediately started drawing. I think you picked the perfect way to shade this. Thanks so much for sharing all your beautiful work! Blessings & Hugz!

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  3. Thank you so much. I'm really encouraged to draw the more I see your work. helen

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  4. WOW, this is absolutely beautiful! What wonderful work!

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  5. Do you use the computer when you do your designs?

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    1. Hi! I hand draw my designs though will occasionally use a ruler (as I did in this one to space the tubes sides) or a circle template if I want perfect circles. I do add my signature and lighten my background (my scanner tends to scan a bit grey) on my computer.

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  6. I was just curious, because they are almost perfect! I love your work...very inspiring.

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  7. Stunning! But what patterns besides Chard did you use? I'm surprised no one asked. I could be the only person who doesn't already know.

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    1. Oh, Linda, now you are testing me..........o.k., looking through my pattern book I've used......a skewed Tripoli (each "section" has 8 instead of 6 parts), an improvised zedbra, fiore, echoism and chard.

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  8. Helen, AS USUAL, this is wonderful!! I love the fact that its definite "strict" lines, yet the patterns give it a softness!! Thanks for sharing for us "aspiring" Zentanglists!! LOL!!

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