Thursday, September 25, 2014

Weekly Challenge #186 - Leaves

I struggled with this one. In my head, it's always awesome, but in execution it never turns out the same way. I thought to myself... everyone is going to tangle a maple leaf, but what if I tangle NOT the maple leaf... like it's punched out... except I couldn't figure out how to punch it out. FAIL. Oh well. In my mind, it's still awesome.

Patterns used: All About V, Cayle, Aura Lea, Peake Border, Onamato (favorite?) and Leaflet.

So I tried again and realized that Leaflet and Wud don't have any value contrast, so out come the colored pencils. Meh... it's all right, but I can't wait to see what the rest of you have done. Always so humbling.

Patterns Used: Leaflet, Wud

UPDATE: You commenters are the greatest. I'm always afraid too much shading makes my tangles muddy, but I have to admit your suggestions made a difference! I've still got a long way to go to get that "punch" that Hope Martin got on her leaf, but this is better.

Take two... with the NOT leaf outlined, and with more shading:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weekly Challenge #185 - Phicops vs DivaDance

Funny, I was doing my rock thang this weekend and was playing with Phicops. Who knew that would be the diva challenge this week!? Doesn't count though, cuz I used those other three tangles.

Played around a little too long with this one and started seeing circular saws. I think the phicops gets a bit lost in the "wood". Maybe I should have used some echo? Open to suggestions.

Patterns used: Phicops and DivaDance

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Weekly Challenge #184 - Ing

Weekly Diva Challenge was to tangle ING. Not sure of the name of that tangle on the right. I know I've seen it, but can't find the reference.

Patterns used: ING (of course), Etcher (thanks, Donald), Pokeleaf and Hibred.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Weekly Challenge #183 - X-did

Life imitates art

Boyfriend and I went hiking yesterday and I found myself surrounded by tangles.

Here's my Diva's Challenge for the week. Is it still considered a zentangle if I drafted the framework in pencil first? I always have had a hard time following directions.

Patterns used: X-did (of course), Diva dance, Mooka (sorta) and Onomato (sorta)