The latest challenge from 'the Diva' asks us to use black and white in equal measure. At first I wasn't too excited about this challenge and thought I might skip it. But wow, I'm glad I pressed on. The two tiles above show my second attempt first with my first attempt below. I thought I was way too busy in the bottom one. So while there is still a lot going on in the upper tile, I tried to stay with tangles that "played nice" with each other.
I meant to take a picture before I had any line work in at all, but at least you can see an early stage. Those of you that are quilters may recognize that I used a common quilting stencil to get my shapes in. I then used a black Sakura Identipen to color in the solid black sections. The Identipen is great for this because it has two nibs. The thin one helped me get the outlines in while the fat one filled in the sections quickly. I then went back to my regular micron for the black linework. The white line work was done with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen. In the top tile you will also see a little shading. The regular pencil did the black while a white chalk pencil added highlights.