Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Diva 245 - Hollibaugh

This week's challenge was all about Hollibaugh. Like the Diva herself, Hollibaugh was one of the first tangles that I learnt and one that I return to often.

My first tile uses a lot of black. I struggle to get the black even. Any tips?

I've used the Zenstone tool to add highlights to the next two tiles. This tool is great for Renaissance and black tiles. It can be used to draw strings and guidelines as it fades into the background and can be rubbed off with your finger. It also provides a very soft highlight - great for people who are nervous about highlighting.

The string in the Renaissance tile is based on Purk, which is another favourite tangle and shape.

The final tile combines a tangellation of Zander with Hollibaugh. This is not a combination I've used before, and I've not used Zander on black at all.

Thanks for your comments. I will be back commenting on your work and supporting you once work and family busy-ness calms down a bit.

Miss L

More tiles

I really, really love drawing Hollibaugh. Like many others who posted on the Diva's site this week, this Tangle got me hooked on Zentangle.

I continued to play around with this challenge after viewing other people's efforts. Other Tanglers are so skilled and inspiring!


1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Three lovely tiles. I can't pick a favorite.

Cari Sultanik said...

These are really nice. I don't think it's easy to get black even either...sometimes going over it with a thicker nibbed pen helps, but at a distance, the variation in coverage is hard to see anyway. Your tile has excellent depth.

Anja said...

Beautiful tiles!

Anne's tangle blog said...

I love all three!

Ulrike B. said...

all your tiles are beautiful

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

All three are lovely! Especially I like the second one! It´s great!

The Yorkshire Tortoise said...

Curvy Hollibaugh with straight Hollibaugh is a good idea. Love all your tiles, I must try a soapstone for highlighting, it is very effective on your tile.

Ilse said...

Lovely tiles!

Jean Chaney said...

All are lovely. I especially like the clever use of Zander to create a Hollibaugh style tile.