So, yet again I have turned to the dark side known as the Italian white vine style, and I thought I would take the opportunity to ask for some tips and tricks. If anyone has done this style, why do you torture yours-... I mean, how awesome! Do you have any pointers? Anything at all, please?
I think the one biggest thing wrong with my execution of this style is that there is way too much space between my vines :( Looking closely at originals most of the area is covered with the vines and only tiny spaces are filled in with background colours. For example, British Library, Burney 158. Is it just my patience that is weak?
Below is the sketch I have going right now. Since I've already inked in the vines now it's too late to change it, but for next time (because even though I tell myself that I will never ever do this style again I know I will).