This past week saw so many wonderful pieces of neurographic art being posted. I really enjoyed working this way and I expect it is a technique I will use over and over again. But now it is week six and we are moving on! Are you ready?
I’ll start with my pages for the week. Still working in the journal I made using Bristol Illustration papers from Hahnemühle. They are so perfect for this kind of journal! Even this little woodland creature was made on Bristol and colored with Copic markers.
We are working with tangleations this week – more info on that later in the post. Here I combined mak-rah-mee with my swing by weaving the base line of my swing right through mak-rah-mee. Those black lines extend from the knot that makes up the center of mak-rah-mee.
Here is my work with the string. The second technique we will work with this week is the sproing. Fun name, yes? Rick Roberts’ name for it and you can see it here in the rock ‘n roll diva dance pattern outside the square box. Now let’s jump into the lesson.
The first technique is called tangleations. They are a noticeable variation of an existing pattern. The result of altering a tangle, or mixing two tangles together. A tangleation occurs when you change it up and draw that same tangle in a different way as you can see above with my pattern Veez.
The second technique is the sproing. Crazy name, right? It simply means adding tentacle-like arms or protrusions while drawing an aura. You can see it in the sample above, and you can also see it at 5:42 in this video: https://youtu.be/nWqs1Q0ioTk
Here are the patterns for the week:
And last is the string for the week. I have absolutely no idea why it is blue when I drew it on white. But it is. Pretend it has a white background, please. And that’s it! Work with tangleations, incorporating some sproing and at some point use the string. Have a great week!
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