Right now I am on mid year break - the ideas are flowing and I am drawing like mad before I head back to school to start on the Diploma next term.
This morning I dropped by to check out the diva challenge. Though I didn't want to add to any drawings (I like keeping them as is as a record of my progression), I really liked the idea of reworking something that I had previously done, so I went back............way back to the very first tangling journal I started in 2012. Back then I didn't bother dating my drawings, but the binder of the journal has 6/2012 on it, so it happened sometime around them.
Here it is:
This was the first foray into my drawing obsession with morning glories. What I found interesting was how early on I started playing with strings and scrolls. You can see I'm still finding my style here - there's an element of white space - my current-day minimalism is trying to emerge. Though I've never added much colour to my drawings, this piece was the first one in the journal where I used colour.
The 2016 version:
I've stuck with the basic framework of flowers - though I've added one to replace the web and used my more recent morning glory drawing method. I like the more elegant scrolls and extra white space on this piece. I also wanted to include a "bubble" and some colour as a nod to the original image so I added the soap bubble nestled in the string. I love how the revamp turned out.
I have a real fondness for my original drawing - it was a lot of fun seeing the contrast to my current drawing style.
If you want to check out previous drawings/blog posts featuring morning glories, along with both of my morning glory patterns click here.
Have an amazing weekend!