I found this challenge hard to do as I haven't gotten into watching the Olympics much this time round. Maybe that's due to Netflex (Broadchurch for edge of your seat drama, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for laughs) and Zentangle - two things I've been spending time on lately.
Anyway, my first tile uses the motif of a oars, as this sport has given Australia one of its' few gold medals for these games. Diva Dance for the water, Printemps for water highlights and Ahh for sky highlights.
My second tile draws inspiration from an Olympics games that I did watch - in person. This was the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney. The Husband and I got to see beach volley ball (loud, fun and the only time I've visited Bondi Beach), hockey (which we used to play every weekend) and some athletics. I also got to be in the grandstand for a dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony.
The funny looking set of coloured symbols on the bottom right of the tile are taken from the top part of the Sydney games logo. From there I've added ribbons of Finery, Shattuck and Twing, with a touch of Flux at the edges.
This week I've been reading Chapter 6 of the Zentangle Primer. This chapter is about learning more tangles rather than exploring techniques of shading, enhancements or tangellations.
These are some tiles that I've drawn, influenced by this chapter. The way I'm drawing Shattuck at the moment is directly from chapter 6. Zen gems and Twing are continuing to show the influence of my visit to Shelley Beauch over a month ago.