I wanted to tangle over the Christmas and New Year break from normality, but wanted to do things a bit differently. I wanted a change from the circuit of challenges and groups, not because I don't enjoy them, but just to see what would happen. I wanted to scale down my horizons - not be spoiled for choice in terms of tools, colours, and techniques. I also wanted to simplify - to get back to drawing a tile quite quickly, with no looking-up of tangles - just lines on paper to catch that little patch of time, that little period of sunlight or shade.
|I allowed myself three shades of paper for my tiles - |
two were pastel paper, the other a tricky to work on Khadi paper.
Pens in black, brown, grey and white gel - white and grapite pencils.
I didn't tangle at the table as I normally do - but leaning on a notebook on my lap. This made things a bit wobblier than usual, but I quite like the looseness that appeared.
|My completed tiles - in the order they happened. |
Including an unexpected black rabbit in honour of the death of Richard Adams.
I really enjoyed working within self imposed limits. I like the finished look of this collected group of tiles - it's made me think this might be an interesting way to work at other times. And I think I might have finally found a way to draw Mooka that I'm happy with (top right)!