Saturday, January 13, 2018

Diva Challenge #346: Duo Tangle - Phicops vs Huggins

First post of the New Year and it is the first Zentangle® related post in months.  There has been a lot going on in my life. Won't go into the details.  Nothing major in terms of illness but just things that result in a good deal of stress and are time consuming.

When I saw the first challenge of the New Year, thought I could knock something out quickly. Well, it took longer and it probably got more complicated than it needed to be.  It did give me some much needed tangling time however.  There was no stipulation that had to use the standard Huggins, so as somewhat apropos, I chose to use "Crazy Huggins".  Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

I chose to use a combination of stippling and graphite for the shading.  Maybe got a little carried away with the stippling.  As I was doing this, had some thoughts of adding some color but chose to stay with the basic black pen and graphite shading.  Liked the way that the shading turned out in the Phicops.  

I had some difficulty deciding which orientation I wanted to use and decided that there was no reason I could not post both.  Interesting how it changes how you look at it when you just rotate the tile a little.  I also chose to put the square orientation as I could get a better close up of the tile.  Here is what it looks like with it oriented on the point. 

I have not had a chance to look at any other things that have been submitted. I am sure that there are some really fantastic pieces of art.  If you have not done so, would encourage you to go to I am the Diva and look at what others have posted.

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

Go Tangle !!


  1. Well Donald, you managed to let these tangles work very well together!!! I love your tile.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks. Hoping I can do a few more challenges this year.

  3. That's great Donald! I like the texture that the stippling creates 😍

    1. Thanks. I like to use once in a while instead of just graphite shading.


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