Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Year of the goat...sheep...ram, oh you get it

The Diva's challenge this week is to address the Chinese New Year.
Depending on where you look it is the Year of the Goat, the Year of the Sheep or the Year of the Ram. Since I can't begin to draw any of those, let alone tangle an image, I did an image search. This led me to 123rf.com where I found a traceable image that I felt would lead to a good tile. I then searched to see exactly what goat year this is. It is the Year of the Wood Goat. Aha a tile is definitely born.





When I first saw this image I immediately thought of Fricle (Julie Evans, CZT) for the horn. I did my embellishment on both sides of the spiral. When I found out it was the Year of the Wood Goat, I thought of the tangle Wud (Margaret Bremner, CZT). I did that tangle in Brown pencil since I wanted it to be in the background.
I almost forgot, he has a Pokeleaf-ish ear.

26 comments:

  1. Lovely way to do this challenge! You did a beautiful job!

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  2. You did some research and it paid of in a very nice tile.

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  3. That's a very creative way of drawing a goat! Nice tile.

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  4. Wonderful and very creative tile!

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  5. I am impressed by the way you let your research inform your composition and approach to this challenge. Very nice result.

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  6. What an awesome Design. Love the treatment of the Horn. Beautiful work.

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  7. Nicely done. I couldn't find 123f.com but 123rf.com is awesome! Thanks for the tip ;)

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    1. Thank you. I will correct my reference.

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  8. I really like the wood incorporated into the flowing goat head. Very nice work and so clever to use your research to enhance your tile!

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  9. the goat is so subtle - I really like your tile!

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  10. This is stunning work! The face of the goat is so beautifully done and I love that you researched and included the Wud tangle for this year. Your tile has grace and movement and rhythm. Nicely done!

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  11. I also like your take on the challenge and it is a beautiful interpretation.

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