Thursday, August 25, 2011

Nautilus Shell

I am always finding inspiration from one (and I have many) of my favorite zentangle artists, Margaret Bremner.  I love to browse through her work on her blog, Enthusiastic Artist.  I was really intrigued with a piece she did using the shape of a nautilus shell.  Here is the link to that beautiful piece.  You need to scroll to the bottom of the post to find it, where she also has a link to pictures of nautilus shells.  While I was scanning those pictures, I couldn't help but see how this spiral shape with all of its natural divisions really lends itself to tangling. I really enjoyed making this piece and I am happy with how it turned out.  Thanks, Margaret for your inspiration and for your advise on shading.  I really appreciate both!