String Challenge #186
Pi string featuring Pokeroot, W2 and Wacho
Adele challenges us to a piece inspired by Pi Day (3.14) with some Pie inspired patterns.
This one started off well, then took a wrong turn or two before I got it back on track. I had just made a new set of tissue paper colored tiles and found one that I thought could work with the string. I don't know why, but I started this off with a some trepidation. I'm not a fan of Pokeroot (though Pokeleaf is one of my favorite patterns) and that put me in a mood...which for some reason ignited the idea to track my process and give you The Bare Bones:
Aligning the string with the colors
The only thing I knew from the get-go was where I wanted W2
I like it big so I can decorate it
Wacho in the red corner came next...so far so good
decorated Wacho in the W2...good!
then I had the idea to try a little pattern morphing
risky move 'cuz I'm not good at it
...sigh...not going the way I'd like it to...
I think the transitions look clumsy...maybe an Aura will help (or not)
I almost chucked it at this point and put it aside
...later that day...
a little better but I'm still on the fence
shading with a Tombow paint pen
it's looking better
a little pink colored pencil
highlights with a white Prismacolor pencil
Finishing off with deeper shading, grey Tipple in the corner
some white gel pen highlights and (satisfied sigh) Done!
I actually can't stop looking at this tile now;-) So there you go. The anatomy of my tile.
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