Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Diva Challenge #301: " Duo Tangle:Paradox vs Diva Dance

This week for the Diva Challenge as her inspiration she used a recent release called Kitchen Table Tangles which is a new video series from Zentangle® headquarters that I think will be available on their Mosaic app. They released the first one in their newsletter. It was Rick doing Paradox and Diva Dance and interlacing them. I watched it before I knew that this would be the focus of this week's challenge. I did not go back and watch it again, which may I should have done. In Rick's tile, he interwove these two tangles. It was interesting to watch but I did not study it.

When I saw that using these two tangles was the challenge, I wanted to use what Rick did as a starting point. By this I mean trying to interlace them.  This, for me is always a challenge but one that I enjoy seeing done. I have to admit that I am not one to use it much myself. I had a couple of ideas but decided to keep it simple on the first attempt,  Maybe later I will try to do something with more of a circular string. Part of my decision was based on the time factor as well, When I try to interlace things I have to think about it more. Even then sometimes it does not turn out all that well. Anyway, here is what I came up with, I used a Zendala tile for this one.  I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used: Paradox, Diva Dance
Shading/highlighting done with graphite pencil

The one thing that continues to be something I continue to work on is the shading. Not sure about this one. Not sure if I used too much or not. Tried to keep a minimal amount and blended with a blending stump. I think what gets in the way is the expectation that I have, even if that is not real specific.

If you have not visited The Diva's blog, would encourage you to do so throughout the week. There are usually new things added until the last day. This challenge should result in some interesting pieces. If you do not regularly participate, would encourage you to give it a try, even if you do not post your results on the blog. To get there, just click on the link above.

Thanks for visiting.  As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated. 

Go Tangle !!

24 comments:

  1. I think you created a Beautiful tile! Your Paradox are perfect!

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  2. Nice tile, shading is hard I always know when I've done too much :)

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    1. Thanks. I have gotten better at it but is always one of the more difficult parts of tangling.

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  3. A beautiful result for this interesting challenge!

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  4. I feel you got it just right. I agree it does take some concentration and I wasn't happy with the one I posted but I've been working on it since and I can see the method can be used in lots of ways. By the way, i think your linework is exceptional.

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    1. Thank you. Having looked at it a few more times, I am more comfortable with the way it turned out. That happens a lot. I agree that the method can be used with other tangles. For me it is just remembering where I need to stop a line to do something else.

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    1. Thanks. The Zendala tiles are fun to work with. I am still hoping to use the 3Z tiles. Have not ordered any of those yet.

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  6. This is great! I do love the flow you achieved;-)

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  7. Your Diva Dance twines nicely through the Paradox. I chose not to try doing it that way. One because it can make me crazy, and two because I just have to do something different, LOL!

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    1. I was a little unsure but decided to forge ahead. I agree, it can make one a little crazy, or probably in my case crazier.

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  8. I like your zendala Donald! The contrast with Diva Dance is great!

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  9. Beautifully drawn AND shaded! The intertwining effect you achieved is nicely done!

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  10. I love your weaving of the two patterns. The shading is perfect for this piece! Thank you so much for sharing your work.

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