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Morning Glory Remix

Hello everyone! I have missed you all whilst I've been buckling down and getting all my final assignments done.

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!
hx

Comments

  1. I like everthing of you, the first tile and the second but also all your other work. You have a very special personal organic drawingstyle and I love it!

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  2. I love the evolution. The growing into your style. And your morning glories have always been a favorite with me.

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    1. Thanks, Alice. It was an interesting challenge. One of the reasons I love keeping journals is that I can take a look back at the progression of my drawing style over time. :)

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  3. I like both - I agree the second one does reflect your style more now. But the first one has some great color to it. Great work and great inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, Pat :) I've never used a lot of colour in my drawings - just by chance that this one happened to have some :) This one is done using colour pencils - another tool I don't use that often these days - I'm more fond of my markers.

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  4. The only way I can tell that the second one is newer than the first (because they're both awesome!) is that the second has a "gem" and they weren't being added to Zentangle back in 2012 LOL!

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    1. Thanks, Jean :) This one is meant to look like a soap bubble, but I may have added too much yellow! h

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  5. Beautiful work, Helen; your style continues to grow more and more graceful with time, though it's always been so very pretty.

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  6. I love your Morning Glory drawings, this one is awesome.
    The buble makes a lovely extra to this drawing.

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    1. Thanks, Mariet. I tried to think of ways to incorporate circles like the first one, but I knew it would just make it too busy for what I wanted. The single bubble felt like a good fit :)

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  7. They are both fantastic. I love how you've added more white space in your later drawings (something I have to remind myself to do frequently) and your scrolls are so elegant and airy.
    Enjoy your break and hope to see more posts before you return to your studies.

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    1. Thanks, Sherri :) I do love my white space! I am loving having some time off from school and am working on having some artwork to share during the next term.

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  8. Both are great !๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  9. The new version is quite elegant!

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  10. Good to see you here again, Helen! I love them both and isn't it good to look back at your earlier work. I keep all my tiles and drawings glued in scrapbooks.

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  11. What a brilliant idea to show past and present interpretations of your tangle. I so admire your open style with lots of white space and beautiful flowing lines. You are an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  12. Helen ~ Your Morning Glories are my favorite. I love your new 2016 update! It's just lovely!

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  13. Well, I think they're both gorgeous. Different and gorgeous. The first one is whimsical and I love the way you drew Tipple (my favorite fill)with the black background. I'm going to have to try that. It's so bold and dimensional. The remix is so very elegant. Thank you for all of the inspiration;-)

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  14. Your work is outstanding! The first one is my favorite. It looks a little enchanted! Wonderful colors! ��

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  15. Helen, you are as always inspiring!

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  16. I liked the first one right off. No surprise there. But then I scrolled down to the new piece and my reaction was a "wow!" So fun to see how much you've changed. I never thought about you as one who needs and improvement. All your stuff always seems perfect to me. But you definitely have transitioned into a different place. I like the open style, minimal color, and simplicity. What have I learned from you?? I tend to pack in and fill everything. End result is I ruin the piece! Do ya think I'd learn? Viewing your two pieces brought the lesson home for me. We'll see if I can resist filling all those spaces! Thanks, Helen.

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  17. So pleased you joined in with our remix Helen, congratulations on expanding your stunning style and studies as well!!

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  18. Glad to see you here again Helen. I love the new remix with it's flow and curves. Much more open and inviting in my opinion. But then, that's why I love your work. It's always so elegant and flows beautifully. Thank you for sharing!

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