This week we were to use the new zentangle "Punzel".
I needed to practice this a bit beforehand to get my head around it. Ive been using colour quite a bit lately, so the first one just had to have a bit. For the second one I wanted to just play with the shape and see what happened.
My first tile was created using "Hurry" and hurry I didnt! I used mostly a .005 pen and occasionally a .01.
I wasn't sure if we were to do just one tangle in a tangle or lots. Anyway, in my first one I did 12.
In my second I really got into it and did "Hollibraugh". I repeated the hollibraugh pattern not once but twice!!Then I coloured it with deep pink prismacolours to make the white strips stand out more as opposed to a black background, which would have been ok but not as joyful which I was by the end of all these lines, I did have fun!
I have been working hard on a piece for the local annual art show. I wanted to do a ZIA piece to advertise zentangling. The first one I attempted was in black and white but as I felt it did not have enough impact, I began another one on a colour wash background, thinking I may colour it in afterwards. Creating them on A3 was a bit daunting, having done only the tiles and one or two A4's. The paper I used was from our art store room. It is lovely for linework, but not very receptive to watercolours, being too absorbent, I couldnt use gradient. Too late I discover this!
Finally after trying all sorts of pencils, markers and paints, I chose to shade with a grey marker (indirect) and then add touches of black coloured pencil for a stronger contrast of tone. Phew! Glad its finished, now to frame it. Here are my two attempts. I may do a bit more work on them yet however....
It is good to continue to continue considering those afflicted with cancer this month, so our sunflower fun challenge which is in support of leukemia sufferers is certainly appropriate. I hope my sunflower might brighten someones day..
I 've had a delightful two weeks in WA with my son and his family of wife and six children, the eldest is 8 the youngest 10 months. Five girls and one boy. whenever I arrive they are keen to get into art and craft. It was with great delight I introduced them to the new zentangle books which they devoured avidly.
A trip to Geraldton revealed some interesting artwork in the unit we stayed at. Great for tangles!
Not able to use these though due to copyright, but they are an inspiration.
A drive further north near Port Gregory, we found the Pink Lake, amazing! No photo does it justice but you can see the pink!!
After a two day trip home I am now in 'recovery' mode!
Hi ho, seems I chose wrong tangles this week. I thought it was to use 2 tangles Id had difficulty with or not used recently so did Umble and
assunta. Im away in WA, with 6 grandchildren 8 and under. The day is hectic to say the least, but I have managed to get the eldest 2 interested in zentangling. I cant put up any pictures till I get home which isnt for 4 days yet.Maybe I can do the right one on the plane or waiting room. Off to see some whales in the bay now, wot fun.ta ta 4 now