I’ve decided to do Inktober this month. 😀 Find out more about Inktober, here. Basically it’s a month long encouragement to draw every day.
Today’s prompts were Fat and the tangle Tripoli…
Today’s prompts had me thinking for awhile… first of all, Tripoli is a challenging zentangle pattern (at least it is for me) – it requires deep concentration to keep everything in line. I had to practice Tripoli quite a few times before I got the hang of it mentally, then I altered it with a rounded side, which required lots of concentration. I watched this video and it helped a bit.
Secondly, how do you draw Fat? I wanted to create some kind of Tripoli pattern that bulged out, like a quilt. I also had an image of a red ball in my mind and I wanted to have the image mess with your mind with angles and such… this is close to what I had envisioned. But this tile is so much more because it is creepy and interesting, whereas, in my mind I was thinking very linearly like a computer graphic. This is much better especially since I have no idea what it is… a floating brain? in a box? Who knows, but it’s interesting.
This came together organically, after adding the red, I thought I’d connect the curved lines with black… then I used white to clean up a few areas where I got a little happy with the red. Then I stepped away for a bit trying to decide where to go next. Then I thought of the checkerboard, and making it purple which I did in pencil first. Then I added the vertical black lines and remembered I had a purple marker for the horizontal lines… at each stage, I had a weird idea and decided to step outside my comfort zone and just go for it. I’m happy it turned out as interesting as it did, I really felt like I was in the zentangle zone with this one, just trusting in the process. 😀
- Staedtler Mars Lumograph pencil (4H)
- Sakura Pigma Micron Pen (01)
- Copic Multiliner (black) (0.5)
- Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils (5 shades of red, 3 shades of purple, 2 shades of cool gray)
- Prismacolor Premier Colorless Blender Marker
- Uni-ball Signo (white)
- Sharpie Fine Point (purple, red)
For my husband’s morning tea, I practiced Tripoli…
Until next time…