This week’s Diva’s Challenge asks us to Relax while we create our Zentangles… not worrying so much about the end result, instead getting to that meditative state. I decided to try out a few new tangle patterns and some new art supplies too. My results are actually pretty good. 😀
First I tried out a new-to-me tangle called Lollywimple… I added Hollibaugh and and some tentacles to the ends which gave me a really cool effect. I drew the initial pattern with a sepia marker, then I played around with color shading. I’m not completely happy with look of the background, but overall it is a good first try. I really enjoyed working with Lollywimple and plan to use it more often…
UPDATE: I know, I know… the point of the exercise was to tangle like no one was watching, but my inner perfectionist just didn’t like the end result so I had to work on it a bit longer, the top left portion really bugged me and I darkened a few of the shadowy spots in the hollibaugh area … I’m happier with this result…
Next I wanted to try Mooka, it is a continuous flow pattern and I thought it would be more along the mindset of relaxation. Watching the video really helped. I used a grey marker and shaded with various pencils (ranging from B to 6B). First I tried Mooka with smaller tendrils and I really liked the look (see top pattern below). Then I tried Mooka with larger pods at the ends, as you can see, before the shading it was a bit of a mess. For me, the larger pods were harder to control the flow.
Shading to the rescue! 🙂
I’m really enjoying playing with all my new art supplies and shading techniques. There are so many tangle patterns out there, and I love exploring them. Normally I would try to put several different patterns all together, it was a nice experiment to play around with monotangles.
Until next time…
4 thoughts on “The Shading Experiments Continue…”
It is fun to try new materials. I happen to love Mooka and it really came to life with the added shading!
Thank you so much, Jean! 😀 I’m having fun trying out the new materials.
All are great! Nice flow!
Thanks so much, Kate! 😀