"Ancient Spirals" was created on paper I had eco-dyed some time ago. (Click on "eco-dyeing" in my subjects list on the right to see more about this technique.) It is also inspired by a compositional method I learned during a class from Lynn Mead through TangleU.
|It began with a sheet of paper I'd eco-dyed a while ago.|
In pencil, I divided it into 2" squares, leaving a thin border.
Using the eco-dyed marks as guides, I added some arcs to create partial circles.
|I had noticed spirals in some places and decided to pursue that imagery.|
In pencil I indicated the spirals and some shells and leaves, then
added a bit of color with Inktense and Graphitint water-soluable pencils.
|I began adding details with fine-nib pens: a leaf, a few spirals.|
A whole quarter finished.
What are those scallops at the bottom? Feathers? Leaves?
|More Inktense. More Graphitint. More tangles.|
More leaves. More spirals. More details.
Blue seems to be running diagonally.
|Almost finished. |
Some of the eco-dye patterning is so beautiful
I want to leave it without any additions.
Colored pencil for final shading.
|Aaand... done! Albeit a bit fuzzy in this photo.|
Here's a short video of the progression: