This week the Diva has given us what seems like a fairly easy challenge for Challenge #268. We’ve been instructed to add a “bit-o-black to our tiles. It seemed easy at first, until I realized that I often gravitate to tangles that have a lot of black in them already, or I add a lot of dark fills in those empty spots in the tangle patterns I choose. Therefore, this challenge had me digging around to find tangles that don’t so easily lend themselves to black fills as much as shading. It was a challenge, which is the point of these weekly exercises, right?
I began with Nekton which as a texture type of pattern, doesn’t have open spaces to fill. I ended up blacking over the angles where the groups of lines met. I followed that with ‘NZeppel, another very airy pattern, but instead of filling in all of the open space as I was tempted to do, I just blacked over the meeting lines. Next was a curvy Static, which I usually draw in an angular way, follow by Paradox, and finishing with a little bit of two-sided Verdigogh. In hindsight that was unnecessary. I should have simply left some shaded space there. Thanks to the Diva for always coming up with interesting challenges!
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