Monthly Archives: June 2016
I tried some knots on paper for my magpie project.
Then I tried with Krita:
It looks okay close-up but the detail disappears when the magpie is smaller.
And this last photo might seem a bit random but I told Colleen that I would post a photo of my latest plant purchase. I thought it looked like it belonged in an episode of Star Trek. What do you think?
When I opened my sketchbook to work on my new project I found some sketches that I had forgotten about. A couple of months ago I wanted to try to convert a four-cornered knot into a three-cornered knot. I thought the result was a bit wonky so I didn’t post it but now it’s grown on me. Here is the tracing paper I used to start the design and to transfer it between versions:
And here are the three versions I ended up with:
And if you’re confused by the weird title, see the explanation posted here.
I haven’t been visiting blogland very much lately. And I haven’t done much in the way of art or craft for a few months because my energy and focus have been diverted elsewhere. However, a new project recently presented itself to me. The first step was to produce a digital version of my magpie design, which I did using the free software Krita:
Now I need to somehow incorporate knotwork into the design. It’s going to be tricky.
I look forward to catching up with you all soon.