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Organic bird by elderarc Organic bird by elderarc
This is my first foray into Celtic knotwork. Phew, it's not easy! There is a spot where there are two 'overs'... sorry. It's my first try give me a break, lol!

Well I decided (after two failed inking attempts) to 'ink' with graphite... so I combined knotwork and a sketch. I thought the lines looked like vines so I colored them to hopefully make them look organic and flowy vines or wood. Keep in mind that I am learning sketching so I'm not that good at that, either.

I'm so happy with my new scanner! It scans so well!!

4H, 2B,4B, 8B graphite pencils, kneadable eraser :heart: , Q-tips and about two days worth of fiddling with it.

Completely my design, freehanded. No graphs! I did scan and flip the wing and redraw so both wings were similar in shape.
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Slushy-Pye Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wicked design! :aww:
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elderarc Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!! :glomp:
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philho Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice design. Not strictly conforming to knotwork "rules" (or, rather, tradition), because of the branching, but somehow this breaking is conferring some originality and the result is very interesting.
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elderarc Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol thanks... well it is original and also a first attempt... I had never done anything like it before. :D

But I did see a tutorial where the branching is acceptable as long as you don't have two overs or unders in a row. Actually, I've seen many, many pieces with branching in them. Maybe it's a new tradition or a more modern interpretation than the traditional knotwork from old days...

'Branching' is an interesting word as these are indeed supposed to be branches of vines.
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BumbleBeesh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow really great design :wow: I love it!!! 8)
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elderarc Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :tighthug:
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Birthstone Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
wonderful
I like it alot
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elderarc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :glomp:
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Birthstone Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
you are welcome:hug:
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Obeadience Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Should be made into jewelry. Awesome!!!
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