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Knotwork_13
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Published: March 14, 2010
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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..

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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CaraVirtHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for this beautyful work!
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alesthewoodcarverProfessional 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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CryoSphinxHobbyist 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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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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CryoSphinxHobbyist 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-MooskerStudent 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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CryoSphinxHobbyist 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-MooskerStudent 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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CryoSphinxHobbyist 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-MooskerStudent Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll try it out.
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stardriftingHobbyist 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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CryoSphinxHobbyist 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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stardriftingHobbyist General Artist
You are doing great - Keep up the good work. :)
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LiciaLestrangeHobbyist Photographer
great! :)
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CryoSphinxHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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A-Broken-FlowerStudent Writer
[link] work in progress
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CryoSphinxHobbyist Digital Artist
Looks good so far.
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A-Broken-FlowerStudent Writer
^///^ thank you do you like the color scheme'?
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CryoSphinxHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it goes well together.
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A-Broken-FlowerStudent Writer
thank you. i am glad you like it so far.
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A-Broken-FlowerStudent 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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CryoSphinxHobbyist 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-FlowerStudent Writer
would you mind, if maybe i colored it?
i would credit you an every thing.
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CryoSphinxHobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind, go ahead.
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