A while back I did a post showing a technique using some dots - and it was dubbed "tumbleweed" by several readers (I had mentioned tumbleweeds in my post). So, since it's a great name that works with the pattern AND I'm a very lazy pattern-namer, I've just gone with it.
I played around recently with putting this pattern into a grid - the dots in the original were a device to help randomise the pattern so they're not needed in the grid version, but you could try it that way if it works better for you :)
It's got a bit of a curvy "Steps" feel without the central line.
It's been a busy week - along with the usual running around for school and constant watering (we're going through a heat wave) two of my heart patterns have been featured on Tangle Patterns - always exciting (Linda does a brilliant job)! The patterns were posted during last years Valentine's Love Fest.....(haha)......the first two weeks in February I did a mass posting of heart patterns and drawings - so, so much fun but I pretty much totally exhausted all of my ideas for using hearts as a pattern base during this time. If you want to check it out and bask in a little extra Valentine's lovin' last years heart posts begin here.
O.k.....onwards........I haven't done any challenges in what seems like AGES! So, when I saw that this week's Square One FB group theme was to use the Zentangle pattern Well (one of my faves) I couldn't resist.
I kept it super simple and just stuck with a single big Well with some basic shading.
You may know I have a bit of an obsession with drawing string.....so much that it was a feature chapter in my first e-book Flips, Folds, Ribbon and String.
I recently had a request for use of one of string designs as a business logo and it renewed my interest in the String Journal that I started ages ago. The object of this journal was to try and create a continuous string drawing across many pages and to experiment with different ideas. See the initial post here.
Since then I've added more pages and thought I would post the updated String Journal. Each double page of the flip book represents 4 pages (2 double page spreads) from my journal - (hopefully that makes sense). So the actual book has 21 pages of continuous string line :) O.k., now I've even confused myself......so moving on.........
Not everything lines up perfectly in the digital version, though I assure you it does in real life (wink).
For this drawing I just started in the middle of the page, and gave myself 3 rules to follow to keep me focussed and give the design some consistency (in a random kind of way):
- each "flower" shape would have four petals
- each "petal" would have seven lines
- each "petal" would join up as part of another flower
I also have one rule for you - you are not allowed to check whether I stuck to the rules.....hahaha!
A few drawing acrobatics were required - a number of petals needed to stretch a long way to reach another flower.
Half way through I decided I needed a shape to work to so that I would have some kind of end point..........so, it's a heart..........sort of.......with the rounded sides cut off by the edges of the paper (you will have to use your imagination).
Here's the finished drawing:
And, just in case you're interested, how it looked before I decided to fill in all the gaps with black marker: