Friday, May 23, 2014

Diva Challenge #168

Variations of Rain with Msst, before shading

Variations of Rain with Msst, after shading
I'm still finding my way with shading.  I wanted to see the two together, before and after.  I still like both of them equally I think.  But there is definitely more depth to the shaded one.

I really like my tangles when they are stark black and white contrast, without the grey.  Since I don't feel like I know what I'm doing with shading I am always worried to add it; I don't want to ruin something I like.  But if I don't try, I won't learn.  I guess mistakes are necessary to grow.

I hate mistakes.

15 comments:

Jennifer Hohensteiner said...

I think you summed up the quandary quite well! If you let fear of mistakes take over your art will stagnate. But dang, it's a drag to ruin a piece that you liked. Anyway, I do it all the time! (Ruin pieces I mean).

I also like both of your tiles. Very cool variations of Rain and a neat interpretation.

Anne's tangle blog said...

Well, hating mistakes brought you to the right place because: there are no mistakes in Zentangle!
I like your tile and I think you did a great job with the shading.

Annie Taylor said...

Your tile is beautiful! I love to see the before and after shading pictures - I always forget to do that myself as I can't wait to get to the shading; it's my favourite part! Great work. Axxx

akua said...

you got it,i think you see that yourself. you made the best shading which is possible for this tile.great.

Kia said...

great shading -- I like it both ways!

kenzutter said...

Sometimes I will photocopy a tile and then sketch on it to see where I want to go.

bornagaincrafter said...

Love how you've used Msst with Rain, great idea. Must use your idea of before and after pictures because I do enjoy shading, but I think it would help me to better see the benefit in the way that you have done. Linda x

Jean Chaney said...

Never worry. No mistakes. Your shading is quite nice and I think shading is like icing on a cake. I'm a believer in icing :) What's nice about Zentangle is that shading doesn't have to follow the rules of a light source; meaning, put shading where you want something to pop up or recede. You can scan your tile, copy/paste it 6 times on a word document and print it to play with all kinds of shading. Enjoy!

Diane Clancy said...

What a great idea to use Rain for rain!! Never thought of that! I like both versions too. I do like the starkness of no shading but shading can give such depth to things ... right now I don't have the patience :) :)

~ Diane Clancy

ps thank you for visiting!!

Heather said...

thanks for showing both photos. I do the same thing and take photos as I am working to check how certain things affect the finished tile.

caroona said...

I love the whole concept of clouds, Rain and Mssst. And I see your point about the stark contrast of the non-shaded tile. It is really impressive as it is, especially with the variations in line weight in the clouds.

But I also agree that the shading in the second picture is well done and it does add depth. I tend to imagine a light source most of the times but sometimes I do what Jean Chaney said and use shading to move things forward or make them recede, where two patterns cross each other.

The only way to get more secure in your shading is to do it, I guess. So it seems you are well on track :)

Helen Williams said...

Lovely!!

sherri said...

your art is beautiful!!

sherri said...

your art is beautiful!!

sherri said...

your art is beautiful!!