Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tangle challenges

This week in Canberra the weather is hot. Really, really hot. I'm talking heat wave conditions with temperatures above 35 degrees every day. It's the sort of heat that gives you sun burn when only in the sun for 10 minutes. 

Luckily here it is a dry heat which is not as hard to deal with as humid heat. 

I'm currently savouring my last week of holidays before returning to work and a new school next week. Getting lots of drawing in and getting ready to refurbish parts of our house. Bathrooms and window furnishings are top of the list. More on that in the weeks to come.

Diva #299 - Drawings

This is a tangle that I tried last week during the 12 days challenge in December. Didn't like it, couldn't get it to work. Then I visited CharKat's entry for this week's challenge and I understood it better. 

Tip for drawing Drawings - start from the outside and work inwards. That gives a more natural flow to the lines. 

Here are my two tiles. The first uses a filler based on Bunzo while the second uses Dex and some Inktense pencils.

Made by Joey

This week's Made by Joey features Cat-kin and the letter C. I've added Curly-Q, Cathedral and Chard. I used a spray mist to colour the page. The mist took ages to dry, even in this heat and weakened the paper. Will have to use less next time. 

IAST #190

(post updated 19 Jan)

I don't always attempt Adele Bruno's challenges. There's only so many hours in the week for drawing!  I couldn't resist this week as it uses Paradox (we should all know this one), Fassett (which I used to use a lot but have forgotten) and Trimonds (a new one for me which I will try and use for often).

It took me a couple of attempts to get a tile that I was happy with. The first one is incomplete and in the bin. 

Here's my second one. Much too busy I think.

And now the tile that I submitted. The phrase 'less is more' comes to mind here.

Both tiles use yellow spray mist. The second also uses white pencil.

Colourful Arukas continued

I started playing with this style of drawing Arukas after reading Eni Oken's blog. Here are my latest (and possibly final) ZIAs in this series.

Thanks for your comments and for dropping by.

Miss L


Joey said...

I love them all, but you C is fantastic!
~ joey ~

ria matheussen said...

Very nice results and all different styles, using just a little colour on a background with tangles in black is beautiful done but also your bright sunny colours give wonderful works, I love your Arukas!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Good advice on drawing Drawings. Yours are so pretty with great companion tangle choices! Your colored pieces just sing!

Unknown said...

very successful 3D effect on the C ! All tiles are beautiful !

Lori said...

Beautiful collection of tiles.

trudi said...

Nice work!

elle tangle said...

I love your creativity, your tile C is perfect

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

Your Drawings are lovely and what beautiful work with all the rest. Great colorful Zia's!

Sue Sharp said...

Really pretty Drawings! I specially love the fullness of the first one!

Unknown said...

Wow you've been busy! So many different approaches and techniques. I love seeing all the different ways you created your tiles and the different supplies you used. Beautiful work! Thanks for the tip on Drawings - I need to try that now to see if I can feel more comfortable with this lovely tangle.

CharKat said...

Very nice work on everything. I love your use of color, and using Drawings with different tangles is really a nice contrast!

Unknown said...

I love all your tiles! Drawings goes so well with stripes!

Anne's tangle blog said...

I think you did quite well with Drawings, better then I did with this not so easy tangle. I like your tiles.

michele said...

Wow! So much beautiful work here;-) I'm especially loving your Drawings. Beautifully executed;-)

Holly {ha! designs} said...

Lots of beautiful tiles! I admire how productive you are!

Bine said...

All tiles are beautiful. My Favorit is the tile for Joey's alphabet-string-challenge.

Susan Theron said...

Lovely tiles!