My responses to a couple of challenges took shape on this page - as well as a bit of playing about with Rainking for a tile to go in the Square One Magic Bag (I'll keep that one a secret so the group gets the thrill of the reveal when that is the chosen tangle). I also used a variation of CC to start a tile for the Travelling Tangles Project that has now winged its way to Australia.
|Credenzo (for Square One) / Rain, Hibred and Raindotty (for IAST #161) / C.C.|
And then things started to get a bit crazy. Crusade is a really tricky tangle. Very unforgiving of even the slightest wobble. It takes a lot of concentration to get the lines in the right places - but it does look great. And I feel quite similar about the colour red. It's stunning - but so temperamental - so hard to manage with elegance. So why oh why did I decide to grab the pot of red when experimenting with my new Brusho powders (I'm in try-new-things-for-backgrounds mode at the moment, can you tell?!)? I was also reading a novel called His Bloody Project - the title of which must have been worming away in my subconscious while I drew this tile.
|Her Bloody Project - Crusade - line work / detail / shading|
Which makes me think of a dusty gallery hung with framed portraits, of long-dead relatives, all of whom drowned. Although the images have all since vacated their frames, leaving only the bubbled green waters of their doom. Or something like that!