Friday, March 30, 2012

Exploring Totally Tangled

As I mentioned several times before I have recently bought Totally Tangled by Sandi Steen Bartholomew. Pages 6 and 7 offer an example and invite the reader to make a creation in a similar fashion. I did just that. I used all the tangles from the example in the book, plus the cool boss tangle (the pattern that resembles a bunch of sunflower seeds) I learned recently.

This is the result before shading:

and after shading:

Even though  think I overdid the shades, especially on pearls, I am happy with the final result. Having the book to guide me makes a huge difference. Even though I am not new to drawing and painting I am learning a  great deal of new things from Totally Tangled.


  1. I really like these! I love the way you've 'stacked' the spirals. They are great. I can't wait for my book to arrive.

  2. Really nice! I don't think you over-shaded - there is a nice balance with contrasty areas... the Knightsbridge (checkerboard) area is great in the middle of all the busier tangles. (And thanks for mentioning my book!!) :-)

  3. Thanks, Sue. I can't wait to see your creations inspired by Sandy's book.

    Thanks for your kind comment, Sandy. I love your wonderful book, I will be mentioning it a lot in future posts, too, no doubt :)