Thought I'd have a go at Joey's challenge again...Maryhill after all! And I'm so glad to see she challenged us NOT to put it in the center! Truly, the round Maryhill is a great way to learn the pattern, but there is SO MUCH MORE you can do with it!
So first I went for something a little different...
I was going to leave this as a Maryhill monotangle but I'm so happy I decided to add Fescu to the center. I used black and blue Sakura pigma microns, Graphik Line Maker in graphite, white Gellyroll, Fabrico gray marker, a couple shades of blue Polychromos, Zenstone, General's white charcoal and graphite. Both drawings are in my Strathmore Toned Gray 400 series spiral art journal. The white really pops on the gray. The spiral binding, however, was problematic for turning my work (I do a lot of that with Maryhill).
Meanwhile, I was also working on this version. Here's how it started. I was excited to try rounding the center of the tiles. In addition to the tools mentioned above, I used an orange micron, and some orange shades of Polychromos. Tangles in the center of Maryhill are Floo and Tipple.
That was fun Joey, THANKS!
And, possibly, ending my current Maryhill craze, I present my bullet journal. It is a Leuchtturm1917 in lime. I didn't do anything to prep the surface, just started tangling with Sakura's Identi-pens. Initially they worked pretty well and I was able to use the fine tip. Then I realized that my hand was lifting the ink. So, mid-way I got the bright idea to spray it with a workable fixative. While I do believe that stopped the ink from lifting, it also was preventing me from drawing easily. I think the pens were getting clogged with the fixative and it took lots of scribbling on paper to unclog them so they would work for maybe half of the next line. Primarily I was using the large tip after the fixative. After completing it, I added another coat of fixative. We'll see how it holds up. Any suggestions for how to draw on this type of leatherette surface?