Tripoli, Drupe and Mooka

I'm STILL having a blast with the Bijou Raffle Lesson! I cannot believe how many insights the Art Clubbers and I are having what is turning to be a pivotal lesson. This is the latest picture I created using the bijou cards:

I was lucky enough to pull out a string card in this draw, but I feel that the result is NOTHING like the string I used. It's there, though, you can see it here in the before and after pictures of the lineart:

As it turns out, I'm not a huge fan of following the string, I tend to break and blend all the time. I still love having it there, it works like an underlying structure for me and gives me the confidence to play. Strange how that works.

Lately I've been madly in love with Tripoli, but I have not yet found a way to shade it properly. I combined two cards in this area: Turn and Tripoli, and you can see in this close-up how it turns in all kinds of weird directions:

You can see how I shaded it as one block instead of working each individual element. I simply have not yet “seen” Tripoli individually yet. I do LOVE the way the ribbons criss-cross over the Fractalized Mooka3D and Fife, and how Fife seems to be just peeking through the ribbons. Love that!

I didn't get a lot of Art Enhancers on this one, so I did the best I could with the ones that I normally use, such as Shading, line-weight, edgework, overlap, etc. A really fun tile to work on, very meditative.

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