This weeks Square One focus tangle is Viaduct by Wayne Harlow CZT. Stepouts can be found here. As usual I started out by trying different variations of the tangle in my sketchbook and in general just becoming friends with it. Here are some of my sketches.
I liked the idea of seeing through the arches AND they just seemed to want to go in different directions.
I kind of felt like I was drawing a cartoon this week, I guess because this tends to be a bold tangle and the arches wanted to be wobbly. In the end I embraced it and just started a tile.
This was my journey…
Note: Sometimes when I’m stuck about what to add next I shade what I have already drawn. You don’t have to wait till the end to shade the whole tile.
Here’s what I finally ended up with. I like the wonky Viaduct, I like the contrast of the fine lines of the Fassettoo background to the simple bold shapes of Viaduct, and I like the way the faces of the arches turned into Quib-like ribbons at the bottom.
As usual if you see anything in this post you’d like to try in your own work, please feel free to do so.