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VIDEO - The String Thing

This week has been so busy, I almost forgot it was Friday! Today is pretty much the first day I've been able to sit at my desk and even think about drawing.

Today's video - The String Thing. You can see the pattern step outs here.

I love drawing string, it's one of the chapters in my first book - Flips, Folds, Ribbon and String  and there's lots of drawings using it all over the blog, click here if you'd like to see more.

Here's the video:


If the video doesn't show up in your email, click here to view on the website.

Have a great weekend!
hx

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  1. Helen, it's lovely to see you work, I love the strings! Thanks for the videos, they're wonderful and so helpful :)

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    1. Thanks, Betsy. I'm glad you're finding them useful :) h

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  2. You make it look so easy. But actually I think seeing it in a video makes it seem less insurmountable. I'll have to give it a go. I can imagine it's very addictive.

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    1. It is, it is! Just give it a go. I have a moleskine journal just dedicated to string drawings. Very relaxing to draw :) Thank you! h

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  3. Thank you so much for this video. I am just fascinated with your strings.

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    1. Thank you! I was pretty obsessed with them for a while and they still manage to make an appearance as part of many of my drawings :)

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  4. I feel this pattern is enhanced by your wonderful curling swoops! I am going to practice swooping in the hopes I can come up with something more impressive than my usual knots of real string! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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    1. Fantastic, Jakki! Hope you have fun with it. Thank you :) Helen

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  5. Helen I just posted a link to your blog on Facebook. I love everything you do! My granddaughters showed me about Zentangle then I found your blog.
    My question: what kind of instruments do you use for your drawings: pens, pencils? I am sure you have covered this somewhere.
    I work with a company that has "Heart" in its name so I especially appreciate your heart drawings. Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi Pam. How lovely, thank you!

      For my drawings I use fine liner pens - usually whatever I can get my hands on - but the mainstays are Sakura Micron and Unipin. I mostly use 0.2 and 0.1 sizes.

      For shading I use either greylead - any brand and grey alcohol ink markers (Letraset, Copic). I also use alcohol ink markers mostly for colouring in.

      Hope that helps :) Helen

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  6. Very fun vid to watch. Thanks for making it for everyone. Tracy

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