Get it... Charlie... Brown...
Alright, now that that's outta my system...
This week's Diva Challenge #157 is a "Use My Tangle" challenge using Erin (The Bright Owl) Olson's original tangle Charlie.
I'll admit, I haven't used this one before... but it's quickly become addicting.
I had an idea for how I wanted to use it almost right away. Laying it out & drawing it the way I wanted didn't happen nearly as quickly. I'm going to say right now that I consider this an unfinished piece - that being said, I have completed 3 versions while trying to figure out how to finish it off.
This is my original, uncolored waiting to be finished but I can't make a definite decision & it's driving me bananas version:
|tangles used: charlie, zigahzigah|
I did have to make a change to how Charlie is drawn to make this look right. Basically, I created an imaginary center line down the middle to give it some symmetry. I tried to make the diamonds down the center roughly exact on each side of the line. The outside ones are a mirrored reflection of each other, & though they still have that imaginary center line running through it, I didn't feel the need to make the diamonds the same on both sides.
If that makes any sense...
I was so terrified I was going to mess up my original drawing that I not only made copies of it, but I scanned it as well as traced it so that I could try to figure out the fill. 2 of them are done in blues & oranges. These are the main colors in my living room, & I was hoping to end up with something I could frame & put on the wall in a particular space that is lacking something. One is in watercolor, the other in colored pencil. The third one was done with markers in a sort of grey scale. I had a boo-boo where the warm grey marker I was using decided it wanted to be streaky, so I attempted to cover it up with colored pencil & a burnisher. It created this really strange effect - I think it gives it a worn/weathered look.
Because I've been playing with this for 3 days straight & last night started dreaming about it, I've decided to put it aside for a while & come back to it. That's a pretty dangerous decision, most things I put aside & don't finish remain that way FOREVER! (Example - I have a second piece I did for last week's curvy gridlock challenge that just needs to have the color/fill done, but I can't find it!!!)
What I'd really like is some feedback on this... how should I finish it off? Any ideas?
I'd like this to end up being the first piece of my own work that I hang in my home - I really am enamored with these 2 patterns mixed together.
Ideas, comments, criticism, smiles, 'you shoulda done this' -es or 'you shouldn't have done that' s are not only welcome, but thoroughly encouraged.
Now I've gotta get on this week's zendala dare... time to make some snowflakes.