Een keer éénvoudig en gewoon in zwart/ wit werken, kan ook een uitdaging zijn. Ik heb na Joey’s mooie start, de tile aangevuld met een lint dat zorgt voor een vrolijke uitstraling. Risja werd gebruikt als  achtergrond.

Drawing basicly and just in black and white can be a challenge too. After Joey’s nice start, I ‘ ve chosen for a ribbon to cheer up  the tile and I used Risja as a background.



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  1. 25
    Susan Theron says:

    Very striking and beautiful.

  2. 23

    I love the textural contrast that you achieved behind Villers. The Risja is so dimensional, and this is highlighted by the corners you added. Then along comes that soft, silky, fluttering ribbon! Sensational!

    • 24
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Jennifer. I’ve never drawns Risja, I just have looked for a textural pattern and found it. It is not difficult to draw but you have to pay attention. I’m glad you like my ribbon and my tile.

  3. 21
    chantal says:

    Joli tile ! J’aime la légèreté du ruban noir et le fond en Cicéron (?). Comment faites vous pour qu’il soit plus clair, vous dessinez avec un crayon stylo gris ?

    • 22
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Merçi Chantal, le motif est RIsja mais c’est presque le même que Cicéron. J’emploie seulement un crayon, mais pour devenir plus clair, cela dépend (chez moi) du tortillon, ça c’est un instrument magic pour moi.

  4. 18
    Lori says:

    Love the contrast of geometric and organic patterns. Lovely.

  5. 17

    Fantastic tile Ria! I love the contrast that the ribbon provides. Beautifully composed tile;-)

    • 19
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Michele, sometimes it is also refreshing to work only in black and white, but to add a ribbon is always pleasant.

  6. 15
    maddy says:

    Daar word je vrolijk van! Doet me denken aan een strandvlieger die meedraait met de wind ? Risja heb ik nog nooit gebruikt.. Mooi!

    • 16
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Maddy, zo’n lint als dit is echt heel gemakkelijk te tekenen en ik wilde hier dat vliegereffect creëren waar jij nu aan denkt, dat vind ik tof.
      Risja is ook niet moeilijk maar je moet wel nauwkeurig en best met een hele dunne pen tekenen (O,O5)

  7. 13

    Villers is on safe ground! The ribbon is playing around and gives the tile a lively touch. Those corners you made are special, I love them!

  8. 11
    Ilse says:

    Dat lint maakt je tile inderdaad heel vrolijk. Leuk gedaan ook, in de hoeken!

  9. 8
    Suse says:

    The ribbon adds a nice fluidity to a geometric tile. Lovely work.

    • 10
      Ria Matheussen says:

      With a pencil, I started with the ribbon (pencil), it is easy to draw then the background and later I draw the ribbon again with a pen, I’m glad you like the result. Helen Williams is the specialist in drawing ribbons, I’ve learned a lot from her e-books.

  10. 7
    Denise says:


    Lovely tile. I love how the ribbon flows. Looks a bit like a kite! Great background too.

    Denise Fairbank

    • 9
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Denise, I love those challenges, with only one pattern as a start, you have so much freedom to finish the tile. I like your tile very much too but I’m not on social media, so I can’t give comments by that way.

  11. 4
    joyce says:

    Ria, this is a beautiful tile. I love the background you’ve chosen, and the ribbons are just lovely. Great job~!

  12. 3
    Traci Frogley says:

    Just beautiful!

    • 5
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks Traci, I like your tile too with such lovely contrasts but I’m sorry I’m not on the social media, so I can’t give you reply by that way!

  13. 1
    Meridiana says:

    Love the combination of structure and then the organic ribbon-y piece. wonderful.

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