Friday, May 27, 2016

Diva Challenge #269: "New Official Tangle: Ellish"

This week's Diva Challenge is almost like a UMT challenge. The Diva chose to highlight the newest tangle coming from Zentangle® HQ, Ellish. This is an interesting tangle. The basic pattern is not that challenging. Much like Paradox and Auraknot, it helps to keep track of where you are with the auras/lines.  For me one of the challenges was to come up with a way to connect and grow it. This served a dual purpose as I had taught the tangle to a class a couple of weeks ago but had not played much with it yet. I told them when I demonstrated it, I was not sure of how it could be grown. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Ellish, Tipple, Indy-rella. 
The shading was done with HB, 2B, and 4B pencils

One of the other challenges with this tile was how to shade it. The more I look at it, I am getting a little  more comfortable with it, but still a little uncertain. 

I have not looked at any of the other pieces posted. Hope to get to it soon. If you have not looked at the posts at I am the Diva, strongly recommend that you do so. Also would encourage you to try it yourself, even if you do not post it on the site.

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

Go Tangle !!


  1. I think you did very well with Ellish Donald!!!

  2. Beautiful combination! Happy Weekend!

  3. wow, I like your version of a lot of Ellish on a Zendala.

  4. You have made a nice combination on this tile, I like it very much.
    Again about your question about the shadow: I think it is a bit the same way as you can shadow Hollibaugh.
    I also like the shadows in the tile of Laura Harms.

  5. I really like how you made one Ellish grow into another. This is not yet something I have figured out how to accomplish. Sometimes I just have to teach something to make that light bulb go on LOL!


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