I have only had my blog going for a couple of weeks but have already received hundreds of page views as well as some lovely comments. Your comments and page views have given me confidence in my drawing skills and encourage me to keep exploring drawing.
This week's challenge was to use a stencil to create the string. I found this challenging in two ways. One was to create a mess, when Zentangle is such a mess-free medium. Here's my messy kitchen bench. What you don't see in the photo are my blue-green stained fingers (my spray bottles didn't spray so I had to blot with cotton swabs)..
The second challenging aspect of this challenge was the actual tangling. I found it hard to decide whether to tangle the coloured or white spaces, and to decide what tangles to use. I quite liked to unadorned, stencilled tiles, so choosing how to add to them was quite difficult.
Below is the tile I'm most happy with.
This tile uses waves, barber pole and elements of zenith in black ink. Then crescent moon, tipple, random squiggly lines, random straight lines and auras in metallic gold gel pen. Finally, I added fading/ shading (?) with a white pencil.
Here are the other tiles I made today.
If you've been to the home page of my blog you will see that the photo of the week is a photo of my cat Dobby. Dobby passed away a few days ago from kidney cancer.
Below is an opus tile I created last night for him. It's titled 'Thanks for the memories". The tangles I used were verdigogh, shattuck, oke and Luv-a. I didn't use a string, except as a guide to keep verdigogh neat.
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