Monday, April 25, 2011

More Morris

This week's challenge was one I couldn't wait to get to. The Diva challenged us to tangle something in the style of William Morris: namely, light patterns on a dark background. I've got two white gel pens and some black cardstock, both of which I've been wanting to play with anyway, so I went right to this one:

This is about a 3.5" to 4" square, though not exact. I just cut a piece of black cardstock into 6 sections. The patterns were done in a combination of the sakura gelly roll white and the pentel sunburst white gel pen. While it was fun working in the gel, it's not going to become my primary drawing medium. I still prefer the pigment ink pens and prismacolor pencils. But I'll definitely venture into this territory now and again!

Mostly used tanglations in this one (however that was spelled...). I think that would be a variation on evoke for the main piece, definitely crescent moon and poke leaf, used echoism in the crescent moon instead of solid fill, and of course an aura. Beyond that, it was whatever the pen decided to do. :)


  1. Love it!!! I am going to have to get some white pens/black paper before I can do this!!! I may not make it this week!! We live out in the country so with gas prices, trips into town are well-planned!! I do love your work!

  2. Wow! Really nice - and what patience to add all those fine tangles!

  3. Very nice, your pattern fills really pop against the black.

  4. Groovy crescent moons, I like the way you play!