Monday, 24 August 2015

Variations #7 & #8

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More to come!

Variations #5 & #6

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Variations #3 & #4

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Variations #1 & #2

Are you familiar with these two tangles?

The tangle on the left is EDDY, created by Suzanne McNeill. You can see the instructions for drawing it here.

The tangle on the right is LaBEL, created by Sue Jacobs. The instructions for drawing it can be found here.

As you can see, they are quite different, but notice how they share the same "base", or the starting point. Have you noticed? Of course you have, even before I started writing this post. :)

A while ago I wanted to try something similar - use the same base to create different tangles. And here I will be, in series, presenting my attempts.

I will call my tangles - tangles. Yes, some of them will be representative, but I've tried to follow the Zentangle principle of "one stroke at the time" and attempted to finish them in six (or less - or more. :)) steps.

Hope you like them. Would love to see what you did with them if you use them in your art, and especially, please DO share if you have attempted to create similar tangles.

Note: Although I alternate the loops (the twirly bases) in alternate directions, try to use the tangles with the "loops" facing the same direction as well. You might be surprised by what you achieve. 

They also make nice borders for zendalas.

Phew! Such a long introduction. Mind you - English is not my parent tongue (as you might have noticed if you have read the above sentence: "I alternate the loops in alternate directions" :D), so I might need a few more words just to make sure I am understood.

Here it goes: VARIATIONS #1 and #2:

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P.S. - I had SOOO much fun inventing the names for the tangles. :)

Sunday, 23 August 2015

K.T. in a grid

By popular demand here are the steps for turning the "string" pattern K.T. into a grid. Wish the instructions are prettier, but hope they are clear. :)

You can see the original instructions for K.T. here.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

My first (somewhat successful) zendala

This actually took a loooooong time to complete. Not because I am slow, but it took me a while after each step / stroke to consider what is the next one going to be. :)
Could have been better, I suppose, but I decided to post it anyway.
Shaded with Promarkers.