Friday, May 3, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #9 - 'Nzeppel

One of the nice things about the challenges is that it gives you the opportunity to try new things. I think this is particularly true with the monotangles as you try to vary them in some way. I really like 'Nzeppel, and I use it frequently in tiles, however coming up with ways to vary it was somewhat of a challenge. I came up with two different tiles. I hope that you enjoy them.

In this tile, besides using a black tile I experimented a little with shading. I had seen in some of Maria's post on  Zentangle about using a gray Fabrico marker to shade on the black tiles. Not sure that it shows up that well in this picture but it leaves a bluish tinge. It is a nice effect. I used a white chalk pencil for the fill.  

On the second one I was trying different things with color. I used colored microns for some of it. I also used a white gel pen. The fill of the green is with an Apple Green Inktense pencil. This is my "N"zeppel. 

This was kind of fun to do but it did take longer than the typical tile.

If you have not been to Roy's blog to see the other tiles would encourage you to do so. Usually are some creative things submitted. If you are interested in the number 9 you will also get plenty of information about this as well.

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

Go tangle!


  1. Good-morning Donald! Thanks for visiting my Zentangle Dare post! I am enjoying popping in to see what everyone else is doing! Love the colors and the use of the black tile here!!! Hope to see you around! Happy tangling!

  2. I'm totally in love with the black tile. The way the chalk shading emphasizes it, and kind of changes how I see it to something quite visceral and delicate.

  3. Both tiles are beautiful. Love the color you used.

  4. Love both! I also did a black tile. I may have to go back and try some shading after seeing how you did it. I wasn't so sure how to get the effect I was after using the white pencil.


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