Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Diva's Weekly Challenge

In The Diva's Weekly Challenge I created a piece of Zentangle Inspired Art. It's not a true Zentangle because I didn't use an official Zentangle tile which is a special piece of paper that measures 3.5" square. I, instead, drew a pencil square on my paper and then added a "string", which is a line within the box. The string can loop around and divide the box into several smaller sections. Then these sections are filled with "tangles". You'll find a link to Tangle Patterns on my sidebar, which is where these designs are found. It's lots of fun and just another way of enjoying pen and ink! This is my maiden voyage on the seas of Zentangling:


One of the prerequisites for this particular challenge was to use a design called "Huggy Bear". I tried it in the upper right quadrant and messed it up,so I punted for that section. Then I tried again in the lower right quadrant and did the best I could. It's a difficult design for me for some reason. My favorite part was the lower left quadrant where I broke out of my box. Woo hoo!

Well, this is my first attempt, but I will be back with more! Fun challenge!

Shalom!

7 comments:

  1. Pen work that grabs your attention and keeps it!

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  2. Your first Zentangle? Wow! Super job!

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  3. Your Huggy Bear really turned out great! And I love your blog; great quotes and adorable children:)

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  4. Welcome to the world of zentangle. I think your huggy bear is fantastic--very 3-dimensional. Neat blog with lots to look at.

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  5. Love it! Sometimes my tangles climb out of the box too :)

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  6. Welcome aboard! Your first entry is wonderful. I look forward to more!

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  7. I just found these things called tangles as well - how fun! Love the subtle shading - did you do that with a pen as well? I can't figure out how to subtly shade with ink. DO tell!

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