Thursday, October 23, 2014

Diva Challenge #190: " Pink for Ardath" second tile

Was able to get this finished sooner than I thought. Have not used my gel pens for a while and that is what I used mostly in this tile. Is not quite as free flowing as I imagined in my mind but it turned out okay. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.




Tangles used: Nebel, Cadent, Mooka, Zinger
Nebel is a tangle from Sandy Steen Bartholemew's book Totally Tangled. 

I used Sakura Metallic gel pens and Stardust pens. They were both pink but was disappointed that the Stardust color does not show up well on the black tiles. It does show on white paper. Have not tried it on the Renaissance tiles, but thinking it will show up at least a little on those. I also used a white Prismacolor pencil for the highlighting and shading. 

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Diva Challenge #190: "Pink for Ardath"

This week's Diva Challenge is a tribute to the Diva's grandmother and all the other women that have had to deal with breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So the challenge is to use pink someway in your tile/ZIA.  Was not exactly sure what to do, but the first thing that I thought of was the pink ribbon that is the emblem for breast cancer.  Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.


Tangles used: 'Nzeppel, Cubine, Joy
I do not remember the name of the tangle on the sides. I remember that it was a UMT Challenge a while ago. If anyone knows its name, let me know.

I used a combination of materials on this on. Used both a black and pink Micron. For the highlighting and shading I used a Cornell pink and a Tombow pink pencil. I like the color of he Cornell, but the wood kept breaking on the pencil so I switched. The Tombow is a nice color, but it is light. The Cornell's do not blend will so just left them. 

I have not looked at any of the other things posted for this week's challenge. I hope I have some time to do so. I have another tile started that I hope I can finish before the weekend. If you have not, would strongly recommend that you visit I am the Diva to look at all the different submissions on this challenge. You may even want to try your hand at it if you have been reluctant to do so thus far.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Square One, Purely Zentangle: Aquafleur

The prompt for this week is Aquafleur. This is relatively new tangle and many times has an aquatic nature to it. It however is one that has a lot of possible variations. I have not used it a lot but do like it. Mine tend to be a little more traditional. I have seen some really fantastic variations of this tangle. Maria Thomas has some in the newsletter on zentangle.com. Margaret Bremner has all ready posted a number of beautiful tiles on Square One on Facebook. You can view the pictures even if you are not a member. Here is what I came up  with. I am  pleased with it but as usual I can see areas that I would like to improve on . I hope you enjoy it.




Tangles used: Aquafleur, Tipple, Boing (variation), Bunzo, and vines

Looking forward to seeing other great posts and maybe having time to complete tiles for the Diva Challenge.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Diva Challenge # 189: UMT "Yuma" by Tina-AKUA, CZT

Has been a busy few couple or weeks. This is the first Diva Challenge I have participated in for about 3 weeks. In between two classes, and a couple of days of the flu, I also did a presentation at the Art Educators Association of Indiana Convention on the Zentangle® and ZAP ( Zentangle Apprentice Program). I am barely getting this is under the wire. This is an interesting tangle. There is not a lot of difficult lines to draw, but not sure that I got the hang of it. Had a little difficulty deciding how to finish the tile. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used: Yuma, Meer, Hi-Cs, and vine

Hopefully I will get a chance to look at what some others have done. If you have not all ready done so, would encourage you to go look at the great art that others have posted. click here to go to the Diva's blog. 

Still have lots to do before the end of the day and the start of the work week. Hoping to participate again regularly.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Square One, Purely Zentangle: Fengle

The recent prompt on the Square One Facebook page is Fengle. I remember this one from training. It is fun to do, but sometime can get too complicated. Not sure if this one is finished or not. Not sure what else I might add but was thinking of different things for a background. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Square One: Purely Zentangle Pendrills

Going to be a short post. I finally got this done and wanted to post it. Since it is not a challenge, it is not late but the next prompt was released today. This one is on Pendrills. It is a tangle I have used before. It is a nice organic tangle. I kept it simple as I knew that I would not have a lot of time this week. Even with that I still did not get it done until today. Have been busy preparing things for a presentation and vending opportunity this weekend at the Art Educators Association of Indiana annual convention. I need to be up in about 7 hours. Still a couple of things to do before I can get to bed. Here is what I came with. Hope you enjoy it.




Tangles used: Pendrills, Verdigogh 

What took the most time on this was the shading.  Did not want to do a lot and chose to more of a shadow. Overall I was pleased with the result.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Playing with Betweed

This week's prompt on Square One is Betweed. I all ready did a tile but wanted to play with it a little more. did not really want to do it on a traditional tile. Saw some great examples of Betweed and wanted to try some different things. Used black and white but in this case I used a black Zendala tile with a white pen. Still did it more symmetrical. If I have time may try something that is with more random spaces. I just wanted to try different ways to do the lines. As is sometimes ( read most of the time), the case it did not turn out exactly the way I envisioned it in my head, but that is okay. Gave a chance to get some practice highlighting and shading the black tiles also. Here is what I ended up with.


This ended being a exercise with Betweed and Indy-rella. The shading was done with a Zenstone and a white Prismacolor pencil. The more I look at it the more comfortable I am with it. Have not used my white pens for a while and they seemed to be a little sticky. Did not cover quite the way I would have liked. Had to go over a number of the lines. I used the Uniball Angelic white gel pen and the Sakura white gel pen, medium point. The string is random radii. Then filled in the spaces with Betweed. Was not anything special.

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