I guess this wasn't one of my best ideas... XD This one was really tricky one as I went entirely old school with it. The entire thing is drawn by hand with help of pencil grid, protractor, calipers, normal, curved, round and circle rulers, tracing paper, etc. So no Photoshop or other drawing program was used for mirroring or rotating the pattern. I did so as I didn't wanted to be too perfect as I wanted to make look like a french garden: symmetrical yet still have it's own imperfection plus I wanted to try out how is to draw one entire floral pattern by hand. (it is tiresome and calming in the same time XD). The style is really close to Ms Basford's style, as I wanted try out in my own interpretation.
I had fun, though at 5/8 part finished I wanted flip the table and throw the whole thing away, still finished the lineart part. I don't think I will color it, so I may offer it for free coloring, if anyone interested. So is there any brave souls who want to color it?? XD
Action and wip photos of the real thing can be found on my tumblr, instagram and facebook page.
pencil and copic multiliners (two of them died finishing this pic, don't know when I will have opportunity to buy new pen )
... please don't claim it as your own
... please give proper credit and link back to this picture. At least add my username "Namtia" or link to my profile or to the lineart itself in the artist's comment (here is is little help: :*iconnamtia*: or :*devnamtia*:just without *)
...please only personal use. No commercial use is allowed.
I love this kind of intricate, swirling, interlocking pattern. You're right, if you look REALLY close, you can see slight variations in the pattern, but your accuracy is amazing. I can imagine it as a french garden, and me slowly, carefully wandering through it, seeing each precisely positioned leaf and stem.
Haha you are not the only one asuming it was done in photoshop I wasn't happy how linearts looked in the last drawing so I though I would practice on a big mandala. Well it seemed a great idea when I started it out,but around the middle it was kind of fustrating I have to admit XD
Don't know how many times I've had the "picture in my head", only to discover that the clay has a very different idea of what it thinks this piece is going to look like. However, in the end, it's worth the struggle. Same with your drawing here -- so glad that you pushed yourself to make it through to the end.
Your interpertion of oriention combined with the sheer will and concintration that was poured into this piece really strikes me back.
The slight sense of volume is just enough, and quite impressive considering the format.
To me it looks like you have incorparated a lot of diffrent sighs and symbols without harming the theme which made some points get cluttered and other overly vecant. I do not call it as prospect or a contract I only wish to inform you of it.
This piece is a great feature for your technical skill, paitiece, wits and spirit.
The terbulance you had with this piece is quite apperant, and I wish you keep upholding it up yourself as a banner.
Not a shackle.
must check out Johanna Basford's work now . Thanks .
that must have taken ages!! how did you make it look so fancy? ;v;
Thanks a lot, yeah it is really close to Ms Basford's style, still I wanted try how it would look in my interpretation.
I picked those 3 as my mom wanted the first one and the other two was the ones i liked the most of the ones i could choose from.
I also have a wish list from Amazon.com with other Coloring books that i want to buy:
-Creative Haven Creative Cats Coloring Book
-Creative Haven Japanese Kimono Designs Coloring Book
-Creative Haven Japanese Prints Coloring Book
-Creative Haven Vintage Hand Fans Coloring Book
-Secret Tokyo: Color Your Way To Calm
-Vive Le Color! Japan (Coloring Book): Color In; De-stress
As you can probably guess from that list,im a huge fan of Japan,he,he. Unfortanly,living in Norway these books are impossible to buy in a store,i have only seen the Creative Cats Coloring Book in a web store and it is no longer availabel so i turn to Amazon.com to find them or Ebay.
(Not to mention the price of stuff in Norway are higher than in lands like Usa...)