Friday, 16 January 2015

off with a blast

What better way to come back to the wonderful world of Zentangle following my Christmas / New Year break than with a celebratory Diva Challenge!  She had reached the 200 milestone and is still going strong!  She invites us to use our go-to tangle and fill that tile!

So I grabbed a brand new Micron (there is nothing quite like that smooth flow of darkest black ink!) and went to work with Ticking.  I still don't have a go-to tangle as such - whichever one I fancy at any precise moment is the one I use.  But certain ones feel very satisfying to draw and Ticking is one of those.  So methodical and even and so tactile once you add the shading.

A couple of gaps in the bands and a couple of curved arcs of it as discovered in a previous unpacking of the tangle.  I darkened a couple of the edges just for added contrast and there you have it!  Like ropes pulling us into the new year.  Like elephant trunks trumpeting our arrival!