Thursday, August 13, 2020

Crescent Moon, and then some - lines and centers

Tangles: Crescent Moon, Windfarm and Rounding
My first 'Crescent Moon, and then some' post a week ago, was all about the 'bugs'. 
Today we'll play with the lines and the centers.

Instead of a simple series of lines around the 'moons' try something different. 

Alternate black and white stripes, or leave a highlight, both shown below. I'm showing two types of highlights, Maria's "sparkle" of a broken line, and rough-edged black.

You can gradate the separation of the lines, starting close together and gradually adding more space between them. This is a gray tile that I had stained with a hibiscus teabag. It also shows Crescent Moon moving outward instead of inward.
Tangles: Crescent Moon, Pearlz, Within, and Auras

Three more possibilities are shown on the gray tile below.
--  Leave more space between the lines and fill some of the spaces with perfs, or a series of lines, or whatever strikes your fancy. (top)
--  Connect the lines alternating as you would drawing Hibred. (right side)
--  When the lines begin to meet at the base, continue to draw down to the base instead of Aura-ing. (bottom)

Classic Crescent Moon has a black center, but there's so much more you can do!
  • Continue a tangle that's outside Crescent Moon (see the tile at the top of this post).
  • Fill with a single (Archimedian) spiral.
  • Fill with another tangle. For starters try Tipple, Knightsbridge, Printemps, or Tidings. 
  • Continue the Aura lines all the way to the center.
  • Simply leave it white. Maybe add shading inside the last Aura. 
  • Carefully leave some white dots (or add them with white pen afterwards) to create the look of a night sky.
  • Fill it black, let it dry, and tangle in white ink.
  • If the 'moons' end up with a large space, let the center flow out.
  •  vcnbbvv bffv (that's my 6-month old granddaughter helping me type) 😊
  • What more can you think of?
Tangles: Beadlines, Crescent Moon, Knightsbridge,
Unfortunately the graphite is really interfering
with the black ink in this photo.

AND... I've just updated the "moons" post with another possibility - Mars' moons! Go to the top of this post for the link.

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