Twisted Rope in Pink

Learn how to create beautiful tangled twisted ropes • enioken.com

Can't get enough of these twisted ropes, so fun to make (once you know the principle). Here's one with the same kind of treatment I used on Showgirl (see this post). 

Learn how to create beautiful tangled twisted ropes • enioken.com

Here's the original string over a 3.5x3.5 inch square tile:

Learn how to create beautiful tangled twisted ropes • enioken.com

I wanted to create something super dense and compact, and have it contrast with bright color (inspired by the pink version posted by Tandika Star, thank you!). 

This is the line-art for the twisted rope: 

Learn how to create beautiful tangled twisted ropes • enioken.com

And here is the final piece, after shading, painting and coloring:

Learn how to create beautiful tangled twisted ropes • enioken.com

I shaded the rope using a single gray water-soluble marker (I like to use either Koi watercolor marker or Marvy's Le Plume). The background was painted with india ink and a a waterbrush. The final tint is applied with colored pencils. 

In this close-up you can also see my signature Ribbon Aura, that is, a set of auras that is heavily decorated and shaded to look like soutache attached all around the main feature. 

Learn how to create beautiful tangled twisted ropes • enioken.com
Learn how to create beautiful tangled twisted ropes • enioken.com

If you would like to learn how to create these lovely twisted ropes: 

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Twisted Tangled Ropes Video

If you would like to learn how to create these beautiful twisted ropes, get this 48 minute long video lesson. 
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