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Just another simple knot. :iconimhappyplz:

The method used to create it can be found in the tutorial it was created for: [link]

I don't know if it's done yet, there's so many things I can still do with it..

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EDIT: Added a border, now the line work is done. All that's left to do is color it!

Although the only scheme I can come up with is red and orange stained glass :iconpissedmonkeyplz:
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wilhem1971's avatar

What a masterpiece !

I have looked at your tuto. When you're familiar with the software it seems not to hard but I think the key of success is as usual: practice, practice, practice .

CaraVirt's avatar
thank you for this beautyful work!
alesthewoodcarver's avatar
I was like yeah, he has a tutorial on how to do it! 
And then I opened it...and closed it :)

I guess it was silly of me to expect it would be something I could learn in few hours, haha
CryoSphinx's avatar
Well, if you're familiar with Inkscape it doesn't take long at all. The problem I always have is getting it to look good enough to finish. :noes:
MermaliorX's avatar
Nice stuff. Really ice. 

I do the ornaments with a similar method, but I like to hide unique things between the lines (like figurative elements) in the ornaments. I made a little montage about what I'm thinking:

Keep up your good work.

CryoSphinx's avatar
Thank you. :)

Interesting. I tried something similar to that early on, but I could never get the composition looking right.
i-Moosker's avatar
That's so funny, I was just using that same tutorial for InkScape. Unfortunately, I don't have the patience to do this... How long did it take you to do this?
CryoSphinx's avatar
It's been a while, so I can't remember how long exactly, but I think it was about a week, on and off. Fortunately the different sections turned out well on the first or second try, so I didn't have to spend a lot of time redoing them.

And like the tutorial mentions, you really only have to do 1/6th of the knotwork. (or 1/3rd, 1/4th, 1/7th, etc.) :D
i-Moosker's avatar
Mph yeah, I still don't think I'd have that kind of patience, I usually tend to do most of my artwork in one sitting- anywhere from 5 to 14 hours, can't imagine spending any longer on something that is particularly "interwoven" and detailed ... ~
CryoSphinx's avatar
If that's the case, then maybe try smaller knots like: [link] or [link]

Those don't usually take very long.
i-Moosker's avatar
Thanks! I'll try it out.
stardrifting's avatar
This is way cool! I have just started learning to draw knotwork on paper. This looks very complicated - I plan on looking at the tutorial link. Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work!
CryoSphinx's avatar

It actually isn't as complicated to make as it looks, as long as you build it up a bit at a time. Getting it to look GOOD is another matter entirely, that part was mostly hit-and-miss for me :(
stardrifting's avatar
You are doing great - Keep up the good work. :)
A-Broken-Flower's avatar
CryoSphinx's avatar
Looks good so far.
A-Broken-Flower's avatar
^///^ thank you do you like the color scheme'?
CryoSphinx's avatar
Yes, it goes well together.
A-Broken-Flower's avatar
thank you. i am glad you like it so far.
A-Broken-Flower's avatar
wow. this is amazing. the detail is... out of this world.
as for colors. why not try a soft glassy blue? with some red? or even a yellow?
CryoSphinx's avatar
Yeah, I was thinking of pale colors originally, but at this point it's unlikely I'll be revisiting this piece. :shrug:
A-Broken-Flower's avatar
would you mind, if maybe i colored it?
i would credit you an every thing.
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