I started with a border and strings that reminded me of a landscape. Immediately I knew I'd be coloring this piece in when finished! I filled each section with a different variation of Bales and tried to play with the size and angle of the grids. Here is the black and white result:
I had so much fun working on this piece and enjoyed the different fields of Bales. I grabbed my new Tombow Irojiten colored pencils and filled in each of the sections. I used every pencil in the Seascape Dull Tone, volume 7 set. The pencils colored smoothly. I liked working with them.
Here's the final, colored in version. I'm much happier with this piece! Even so, I'm even happier that I didn't let the first try get me down or stop me from making something new. I challenged myself to try again and to play with my new pencils at one time. I'm so glad I did.