How to create a butterfly in string art style
butterfly in string art style
To perform the painting took me again:
– wood
– Nails (25 mm);
– Cotton yarn.
And a great desire to create!
This time I detail expanses of the Internet to find the right sketch. The choice is always a lot, but not all hit the target – something too difficult for entry-level, but something seems to have clear and not so interesting. I aimed to increase its expertise by solving some problems during the manufacturing of the picture. To do this well-liked butterfly, which already consisted of several colors and not only had the outer loop, but also internal. And it was not such an easy task as it seems at first glance.
Well – for a start, I printed the desired sketch and cut it out of the paper.
By hand, I already had prepared a new pack of nails, boards, tools, and two strands of the coil – orange and black.
butterfly in string art style
butterfly in string art style
Butterfly, which is located on the site of his future dwelling and was fixed with adhesive tape to will not fly. Following the example of the first work, I spaced equal distances (a little less than a centimeter) and began outer contour of our pictures. Here I made the first mistake, which recognized only later. You should begin with it was the inner loop as nails lined steel stop me bit further inner contour on the outer perimeter.
butterfly in string art style

butterfly in string art style
Well, I realized only later, and while I patiently hammered a nail for nail and dreamed about how we will soon develop its own group on String Art in the city, which has not yet been encountered at every step in this direction.
Turning to the inner loop, I did not pay attention to the smallest patterns that have been observed on the wings of our butterflies, because on such a scale that would be very difficult to accomplish.
I chose four distinct major elements in the wings, which also took the fine lines of a different color. They struck me too.
butterfly in string art style
butterfly in string art style
At this stage, the most problematic were hammering nails with a dense neighborhood – the inner and outer contour, additional extensions, body, mustache – all this creates great difficulties because not everywhere fingers and the nail had to somehow keep. Then I sometimes used the pliers. But even with the support of the task was not easy.
After complete penetration by nails the desired contours, our template has been removed.
Ahead of waiting for winding yarn.
butterfly in string art style
At this stage, I had a choice – first domestic wind yellow or black appearance. Intuitively, I was easier to do inside. In any business you need to think a head, therefore, not to be mistaken, I analyzed similar finished work on the Internet and found that the quality is really first versions made inside color, and then using an external drawing elements are drawn correctly wings of our butterflies.
I leave a remark that drawing itself affects not only the position of the nails but also the way it is and which side will be encircled by a specific nail.
In contrast to previous work, I chose a chaotic winding strands. It was interesting, how will look because you need to have the experience of all the details in this case – a task I set myself.
butterfly in string art style
butterfly in string art style
Another object of the (difficult) would make the work volume. Studying the works of the masters, I noticed some complete filling of nails on the external circuit, which looked very elegant. At first, I thought it was the same color scotch tape or some plates, but looking closer, I saw that it was the same thread, but the wound in a circle all figure at all levels of the position of the nail.
I fussed with it for more than two hours, probably, but the volume loop has been executed.
At that time, I have noticed that work was the second day, in contrast to the heart, which was carried out in a few hours.
butterfly in string art style
butterfly in string art style
Everything was ready for the final step – fill with black. I do not want to see a clear picture, so shaking his long and hard, sometimes reeling some places where it seemed that the wound is not completely homogeneous.
Although the winding and chaotic, but it is not done anyhow. Still observed some layer and the drawing application.
In general chaotic winding not so chaotic. Here is such a paradox!
butterfly in string art style
Filling the final black color was difficult. Due to the abundant layer of filaments on the nails was no more space under the bonnet to cling to ledges thread without problems. The thread and then flew and had to spend a decent effort to make it all the same go in the right direction. Then it had to break through the black track elements along the yellow wings.
After trying different options, I settled on the most attractive to the eye, when the black snake track was laid in both directions – the line had a light weight, giving the figure a great similarity with the living likeness of butterflies.
butterfly in string art style
butterfly in string art style
The entire interior was filled. Remained intact only his mustache. Then I also tried two options:
First, the thread is only paid on top of the nail. But due to the fact that the figure was in the volume of these baleen nails began to stand out the presence of iron and the picture looked incomplete – decided to give them volume and.
butterfly in string art style
And it was great to see the finished version after several days of hard work! I went to bed because the eyes are not perceived reality.
In the morning, with fresh eyes, I realized – a butterfly was a success! And he succeeded with all its task.
Now I can not help wondering what an untrained person can successfully execute such an interesting job combining wood, nails, and threads.
Who knows, maybe it’s luck, maybe talent
butterfly in string art style
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