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Current project – blackwork solar system

Just some snaps of my current project. I had this idea for the sun and little planets in their current position. For the colour blocks I was looking for a technique to show both pattern/order as well as complexity/variation, and thought a nontraditional use of blackwork might fit the bill. Lots of different patterns, lots of colours, but lots of repetition/order.

Sketchy idea:




Some more progress:


I’ve done quite a bit more work since then, I just need to get more disciplined about taking progress shots. But I’m having fun with a technique I haven’t tried before, so looking forward to seeing how it turns out.