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Just a little tipple

The diva challenge this week - use knightsbridge and tipple - together! Individually - yep, use them both quite a bit and love 'em. Together........meh......not so much. Definitely a contrast.

So here's my deconstructed knightsbridge.........with just a little touch of tipple.


It was only once I had completed the linework for this one with all the curls and crossovers that I realised it would be impossible for me to use solid black for the alternate blocks - any overlapping elements would lose their definition without any contrast - so I ended up working with black and dark grey tones for the black(ish) blocks. Solid black can be pretty hard to control for shading, but I'm pretty happy with how it worked out. More play definitely on the cards.

hx

Comments

  1. Beautiful, Helen. And thanks so much for the WELL video I've just watched. I love the way you make elegant artistic designs out of rigidly mechanical grid patterns.

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  2. LOVE it. Great idea, amazing effect and yet flowing. Very impressive.

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  3. What a perfect way to answer the challenge, I so love your response!

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  4. Fantastic, I love the way you always do something do different and inspirational.

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  5. just B E A U T I F U L. I love how unique your takes have always been. A pleasure to see your work

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  6. your take is always outside the box. love the way you look at things and this turned out beautiful!

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  7. Oh yeah - definitely my favourite! I love the deconstructed Knightbridge and the way you've used grey tones to shade! Awesome!!!!

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  8. Wow! Fantastic!! Excellent 3D effect!

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  9. This is just wonderfully different. Such a nice flow to it too.

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  10. who would of thought of that? Not me!! super job!!!!!

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  11. Superb! I love your effect of Knightsbridge floating apart.

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  12. Wow! Such a cool way to show the two together! Love your art - checked out many of your posts and became a follower. Check my blog out too - http://justtanglingalong.blogspot.ca/2013/09/diva-weekly-challenge-137.html
    NancyD

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  13. I saw another take on this challenge and wasn't particularly impressed. Totally love, love what you did here! As someone above said - "I love the way you look at things." You truly are inspirational.

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  14. Splendid Helen, you solved the overlapping beautifully, It reminds me of the times I made recycled paper and had the sheets hanging to dry.

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  15. Wow, this looks great Helen. Knightsbridge looks great the way your designed your piece and the little tipples falling from the knightsbridge is the perfect touch.

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  16. How nice disintegrate these tapes! Love it!

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  17. Loooove the shading and gradation work! Good tip for overlapping on black. I must try it now. Oh what wonderful addiction!

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  18. This is gorgeous. The shading is expertly done. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.

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  19. leave it up to you to make something so unique!
    great!

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  20. I love how you can take Knightsbridge, one of the most geometric tangles and make it look organic.

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  21. Your drawings are always so fresh! I feel like I've had a fresh cool breeze has passed through the house whenever I see them.

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  22. Astonishing!!! I really love your art works!

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  23. You should be pleased. This is beautiful. I like how the Knightsbridge separates as it emerges on the page. So enjoy seeing how you address challenges and seeing your other posts.

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  24. Ah yesssss a typical 'Helen' :-) So original!

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