Thursday, July 26, 2012

Two types of shading

We had a wonderful 'Beyond the Basics' with Paula Sherwin at the art center last week. Paula gave us some wonderful ideas on how to develop our zentangle practice as a meditative practice. During class we also talked a little more about shading so I wanted to post a tile that shows two different examples of shading. We talked about how adding a little shading around the edges of a section will create a 'pillow effect', where the edges appear to fall back and the center of the section 'pops' out. I shaded the outside of all the sections, but I think the effect shows most in the spirals in the top left section, and on the 'Perk' sections (the ones that look like a beehive or chrysalis?). Shading can also be applied anywhere that something goes under something else. In the 'Printemps' section (closely packed spirals in top right) anywhere one spiral goes behind another I added some shading to the one that goes behind.
Tangles: Printemps, Perk, Knightsbridge

Remember to rotate your tile as you work and when you have finished to see how it changes when viewed in different orientations! Here is my tile photographed in different orientations...

Which one do you like best??? :) This weeks challenge from the Diva uses Mi2 and is a great way to practice shading of places that 'go under'. Click here to see my design using Mi2.

Diva Challenge #80: Mi2

So many beautiful examples of Mi2 in the responses to The Diva's challenge this week, and practicing Mi2 perfectly complements our discussion of shading at the Beyond the Basics class last weekend! I love how such simple steps create such an elegant pattern so I decided to dedicate the whole tile to Mi2.

Tangles: Mi2

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Zentangle Inspired Art - Work in Progress

Inspired by the tangle 'Printemps', which we used in Molly's Beginner's Workshop, I began work on a larger piece of art work. Because it is not done on the traditional Zentangle 3.5" by 3.5" square tile it is considered not to be a true Zentangle, but rather a Zentangle Inspired Art or ZIA.It is a work in progress and doesn't have any shading on it yet, but I like how it's evolving...

Beginners Workshop with Molly Hollibaugh - July 7, 2012

Another wonderful set of tiles! These are from Molly's Beginner Workshop class at Franklin
Art Center on July 7th. Thanks for leading us through your favorite tangles including a new one that doesn't have a name yet!

Tangles used: Florz, Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, 'unnamed'

Monotangle: Munchkin

Tangles used: Purk, Printemps, N'Zeppel, Fescu