This week kind of got away from me so I thought I’d better hurry up and write a post before the next Square One Focus Tangle was revealed.
This weeks focus was Pepper. Honestly, Pepper has never really inspired me much so as usual I started by playing around with it in my sketch book.
I had fun with extending the Pepper stripes into Quib and then back to Pepper again. Also liked the floating Pepper and the flower-like figure that emerged when I added some rounding.
What I ended up with when I started my tile was a combination of some of the features that presented themselves as I sketched.
The string was simple.
I added Pepper with tails fluttering behind and a variation of Rain bent around it.
I filled in the Pepper stripes and tails with a few sparkles added for interest and added some line weighting to the Rain lines for dramatic effect.
I added minimal shading to emphasize the Pepper shape and add a little more interest to the Rain. This is the final tile.
After I had posted this tile I found myself awake in the middle of the night, which doesn’t happen very often to me. I used this time to do another Pepper tile. I didn’t take W.I.P. photos but following is the finished tile. If you’d like to try these Dew Drops check out my tutorial.
As always, if you see anything in this weeks post that inspires you, please feel free to play around with it in your own work.