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Knotwork_13 by CryoSphinx Knotwork_13 by CryoSphinx
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..

Full view for all the purty details.

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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CaraVirt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for this beautyful work!
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alesthewoodcarver Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
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
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:
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MermaliorX Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
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.

o/
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)

Interesting. I tried something similar to that early on, but I could never get the composition looking right.
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i-Moosker Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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?
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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
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i-Moosker Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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 ... ~
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If that's the case, then maybe try smaller knots like: [link] or [link]

Those don't usually take very long.
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i-Moosker Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll try it out.
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stardrifting Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

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 :(
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stardrifting Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are doing great - Keep up the good work. :)
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LiciaLestrange Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great! :)
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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A-Broken-Flower Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Writer
[link] work in progress
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks good so far.
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A-Broken-Flower Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Writer
^///^ thank you do you like the color scheme'?
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it goes well together.
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A-Broken-Flower Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Writer
thank you. i am glad you like it so far.
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A-Broken-Flower Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Writer
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?
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CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I was thinking of pale colors originally, but at this point it's unlikely I'll be revisiting this piece. :shrug:
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A-Broken-Flower Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Writer
would you mind, if maybe i colored it?
i would credit you an every thing.
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind, go ahead.
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A-Broken-Flower Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Writer
do you mind what colors i use? or do you have a request for the colors?
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really have a preference either way. Whatever you think looks good I suppose. :)
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A-Broken-Flower Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Writer
if your sure :3
i should have it done by the end of the week :3
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have fun! :)
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NeverGonnaLeave Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering if you would allow me to use this knot as a background for one of my recently posted drawings (found here:[link])? I'll put full credit to you, of course. I just really want a knot for a background, but I'm having some issues making my own. :/
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, link back to the original too.
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:iconnevergonnaleave:
NeverGonnaLeave Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! Thank you so much!
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NyanQueen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"simple" :XD: thats a good one...
As always, loving it!
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, very simple. :D
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mtnboy64 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
love it! It does look like a snow flake.
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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:iconbellairs:
Bellairs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student General Artist
O.O
I love knotwork...
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So do I. :D
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Katnam Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I hope you are happy to know that I was just inspired!!!!!!!
The thing is I've been trying for days!
Thanks!! :worship:
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol! Congratulations, glad I could help.
Are you doing it on paper or on the computer?
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Katnam Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well I was thinking on paper
This wont be posted though
Just for fun
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could give Inkscape a try.
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:iconkatnam:
Katnam Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Maybe
I really like traditional art though
Im a traditional Junky
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Sephs-Filly Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
For coloring, if you don't mind me suggesting... =)

The ring of circles could be a symbol for the elements: Earth, Fire, Air, Water... and Light, Dark?
I don't know for the center.. maybe a simple "stained-glass" looking color? An opal, or other gen with lots of colors in it?
Working out from the middle in triangles could be color associated with the elements in the stained-glass style?

I apologize if you did not want any suggestions, I just thought of something like that when I first saw the knot. It's very beautiful btw
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CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind getting suggestions. :D

I was originally planning on having the insides of the circles filled out, sort of like in this one: [link] with colors coordinated with the symbols. But, I kinda lost interest in adding colors after I started a number of other projects. :shrug:
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Sephs-Filly Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Well, at least that's the good thing about knot work *lol* They don't always need colors to be beautiful

I saw your tutorial btw, can't wait to try out the method. Lately been trying to draw them freehand x_x Thanks for the tut and that it's so simple to read *thumbs up*
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mehrdadart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   Digital Artist
:wow: amazing!
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree! :lmao:
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DarkDollArt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
simple?
i get dizzy, its very nice;-)
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:iconcryosphinx:
CryoSphinx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, quite simple! :D
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DarkDollArt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
keep it up:thumbsup:
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