Inktober (Day 16)…

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 I decided to incorporate both the official prompt list and the zentangle prompt list.

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. 😀

Tools Used:

  • 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)

Mug drawing…

For my husband’s morning tea, I practiced Tripoli

Until next time…

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