I've had Zentangle on my mind and in my art bag this last month. I took my Micron pens and Zentangle tiles with me on vacation to California in October and had a great time tangling and drawing whatever my pen wanted to draw. I have also been posting on my Facebook page without making a blog post (sorry!).
This post is a little catchup on what I have been drawing and doing since the Tangle Island Retreat in September.
This was an exercise in Inapod tangle and shading. I have found the greatest Fb page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/shadingzentangle/. It is all about shading and Eni Oaken provides excellent feedback and encouragement for everything that we post.
Here is another sample showing the before and after shading. The tangle is Hamadox, a combination of Rick's Paradox and Hamail.
Here is one I just finished and posted last night with Verve, Abundies, Flux, Diva Dance and Printemps.
I have also been working with a little bit of color and working on stretching my drawing a bit. I received a little Prima journal in a mystery box and have dedicated it to the Crazy Birds and what I might do with them. In this case, I drew a tree around them and added the Tangle Poke Root for the leaves. It is all colored with my new Irojiten colored pencils.
Lastly, I will show you a drawing I did to emphasize color shading in a class I am teaching at North Island College this month. The tangle is simple (can't even remember the name), but I have used it to show using three pencil shades of one color - light, medium and dark, to work out the shading.
Well, I think that is enough catchup for today. Hopefully, my next post will be about a scrapbook that I have been working on for Christmas/Winter snow family pictures.
Have a great day!