While my tile this week does use Moowa (it is the tangle in the middle) this post is more about finishing a tile than about the tangle itself.
As you can see from the first photo I took, sometimes the tangle only drawing is just too busy. It really needs contrast and shading to differentiate the different tangles. From the center out I’ve used Moowa, Joki, Drawing, and Sandswirl.
You can see how just adding the black background is starting to give shape to things.
On this tile I worked from the background forward. Adding extra lines to the sand swirl darkened its tone a little and pushed it behind Drawings. I’ve also gone over Moowa and Drawings with a thicker pen.
Adding shading further defines the tangles.
And finally, I shaded the central section.
I love how this came out. It reminds me of Madeline L’Engle’s book “A Wrinkle in Time”. The middle is like a window into another world.
As always, If you see anything in this post that you’d like to try in your own work, please feel free to do so.