String Art? A few months ago only memories of 70s mathematical shapes sprung to mind. That was until an Instagram friend from the Netherlands took a very cool shot of some string art on a cafe wall. It was a simple line drawing based on Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", and I was smitten. String art ideas constantly bounced around in my head for the next month.
Following a few online tutorials I managed to create a bear portrait for my sons wall but found it difficult to get contrast and texture with filling in the gaps.
So it seemed best as a beginner at this to try again but with just straight lines. Referencing one of my little homes photos of a row of terrace houses in Kirribilli, I created the picture above.
I will tell you it is a noisy, headachey and frustrating process in comparison to an hour of painting watercolours. But I do like the result. And since making it this far, I have seen some really inspiring works to push me onto creating another piece!
Beautiful portraits by Pamela Campagna
and Kumi Yamashita (thanks Suzette for showing me this one!)
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