Thursday, April 21, 2016

Knightstar Pattern


One of the highlights of my week arrives on Friday afternoon. That's when Genevieve Crabbe over at 'Zentangle Harmony' posts her Weekly Round Up. She gathers all of the challenges, tutorials, new pattern step-outs and other yummy doodley things from that week's  blog posts from the art community and puts them all in one fabulous list. As soon as the bell rings at four PM, I end my work day and start perusing the new patterns. I don't take the time to check out everyone's blogs during the week so this service she provides is invaluable to me. I get a bunch of new step-outs that I probably would have missed otherwise. 

Every once in a while, a new pattern catches my fancy and I obsess on it. Remember my Narwal period?  Or Breakers? Last week is was Knightstar created by teenage tangler, Daniel Lemothe and it so totally ROCKS! It's a gridded pattern and every square is exactly the same; two opposing parabolic curves. Simple, but when put together by rotating each square 90°...VA VA VOOM!!!!

The pattern creates petal-shaped openings just begging for Doodle-jewels and Mamma just got a new pack of colored pencils so it was off to the races! I must admit that I lost track of time on this one and missed my bedtime by...gulp...a lot. I totally blame Daniel for the fact that I'm face-down at my desk today. 

This is just a rough attempt in my doodle book. I'm thinking of doing a larger one on poster paper and making the blocks black and white checkerboard or netting as Daniel suggests in his video. Oh The possibilities!!!!!


Hats off to you Daniel! I'm a Knightstar fan for life!

14 comments:

Daniel Lamothe said...

Oh, I love this...must practice those lovely gems more ^_^ Thanks so much for sharing my tangle and doing something so awesome with it! ^_^

Genevieve said...

Thank you for the kind words. And I love the purple gems!

Betsy Wilson said...

I love that tangle and what you did with it! Thanks for sharing!

Dorita Menconi said...

Between the shading and the gem, the dimensionality is off the hook! Great tile.

LezliB said...

This is very stunning, especially using the purple gems in the center of the petal shape. It really is a fun tangle.

Ria Matheussen said...

Very nice interpretation of this challenge. Very original and beautiful to fill the tangles with shining gems, love it!

Jean Chaney said...

Beautiful, especially the gems!

Laura Lu Doodles said...

Love the gems in this!

Anne's tangle blog said...

Wow, I love this purple one.

Suse said...

Wow, you really got your teeth successfully into this one. The shading and the gems are wonderful!

Sue Sharp said...

Totally AWESOME!

Suzanne Fluhr said...

I really like where you ended up with your Knightstar composition. Next to the gems, the grids look like diamonds. Like you, I think I'm now going to start a Knightstar phase.

Betsy Wilson said...

Thought I'd post a follow up comment....I really did have this page bookmarked! (for months :-)...check out my post at http://craftsbybetsy.blogspot.com/2016/08/influence-and-inspiration.html

Anja said...

WOW! Amazing gem composition!