|Zentagle® Garden by Adele Bruno, CZT|
grow in the garden
than the gardener sows.
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Tried not to go with the obvious placement of Paushalov, but in the
end, I did. This string reminded me of birthday parties with pinatas
or Chinese lanterns.
...this was an excercise in using the string but not being restricted by it. I really marvel at how some of the others dance around the string freely and gracefully.
And as I also said before, I was instantly smitten with the string and love all the patterns, especially Paushalöv and Palrevo. This was a fun prompt and I took your words to heart and made time for drawing. And you know what? I enjoyed myself very much. Thank you for making me have such a good time!
Palrevo was the only tangle I'd used before - typical then that was the one that went wrong! I realise now how important the position of those little black corner squares is to allow for the magical shading to create those layers. Never mind, move on!
Paushalov is lovely - and I know I will use it to fill lots of awkward spaces. For me Paizel worked better lifted from its Nekton background. And I overlapped the arms in the way I've seen in other tangles. I love the way our learning builds!
Pavonia made me smile - and hence stole the whole background of my tile. A while back I'd been playing with making up a tangle based on peacock feathers. Reading about this tangle it seems that Angie Shade had the same idea! I think it looks like little bird nest-caves hollowed out of a cliff face. Or the wobbly wonder of the frontage of Gaudi building I saw when I visited Barcelona.
Adele...howdy....life is on a fast forward for me right now but loved the string and the choice of tangles and just had to stop the merry -go-round and spend some time with my pens. even with out time to tangle I have been peeking in on the fun and wow! there has been some fabulous Art coming out of these folks.....so enjoyable.
This was a much needed bit of zen this week. Our school is doing the state testing and it is so stressful for us. And even more so for the children. So a few moments to unwind with some art was much needed. Please do invite people to come over to look at my blog - penstrokesbycathy.blogspot.com. I would love new followers!
I looked and looked and looked at this string and couldn't get a feel of where to start. Paizel is one of my favorite tangles. None of the loops seemed to be quite right to put paizel in them. Then suddenly I saw that the loops were giant paizels! Waa-laa! The rest just came together. This turned out being one of my favorite tiles as of yet.
This week's prompt was so much fun. As I drew Paushalov I knew I had to try the pattern with Paizel and then with a Mooka tendrill. Gotta get my Mooka fix whenever possible.
Fish Tail Fins created using Paizel~With this little poem :)
Fish Bodies near fins created using Paushalov
Fish noses created using Paushalov
Fish Eyes were created using Pavonia
3 little fishies swimming in the sea.We would all be that one little fish scurrying home to tangle! It is difficult to pick a favorite detail - but those eyes, those eyes...are just ingenious!
the first one said - hey take a look at me.
the second one said – I’m happy to be free
the third one swam quickly all alone
just so he could Zentangle at his home
Here is my submission for the week...I do so love your challenges as they require me to explore and use all kinds of tangles that I'm not normally drawn to.
I was able to use all four suggested Pa tangles...those teardrop shapes were crying out for Paushalov (and I fit in some Pavonia around them in the auras.) Paizel is one I love (anything paisley shaped) and I had a really nice, clean white space left for a while that I liked, but then I went crazy filling in any and every blank area with Palrevo...fun...what a cool effect that design creates!
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Bucky, I think, will never be one of my favourite tangles and somewhere between the lines I lost hopelessly control. Thanks to the shading you can not easily see it. But therefore this challenge is so interesting, because we had to use patterns we will never have used then.
Thank you very much and I wish you a happy Easter
I loved this challenge! I love all the tangles you chose - well, except maybe bucky. But the others are so much fun. Bunzo has become a favorite of mine - it just keeps growing and growing.
This week's challenge was just what I needed. Bunzo is one of my favorite patterns, and I had lots of fun playing with Buttercup. I found string 042 enchanting. This challenge was soothing and wonderfully distracting. Thanks for motivating me to draw again!
This week, I'm using "Buttercup" and "Bunzo" for the very first time. I love the pshychadelic feeling of "Bunzo"! "Bubbles" is a favourite tangle pattern of mine, I use it often, but in this week's challenge, I felt the tile only needed a couple of "Bubbles", just bursting from the top of the tile.
Here is my submission for the week. The string you chose was really nice and wavy. I sometimes seem to get lost in all those strings and patterns available and it helps immensely to have someone else make the choice for me. This way, I get to play with patterns I have never given any thought to, like Bucky. I had never considered to include it in any tile before, but now I really see the charm in it. I am still working on not following the string all the way :)
All the tangles were new to me this week. Unfortunately I didn't get on at all well with Bucky, in fact we're still not speaking! And Bubbles wasn't that endearing. But I loved spending time with Bunzo and Buttercup. I decided to free Buttercup from her grid and let her roam across the page. And once I started with Bunzo I just couldn't stop. I even tried a bit of that blocky sparkle for the first time!
All in all I love the finished effect. It reminds me of a sixties summer of love scene - strings of flowers, the shining vinyl of records and a few scattered beads, or pills or bulging eyeballs - or any combination of the three!
This is the first time I have submitted to this challenge. I found this a fun tile but it ended up being a bit busier than I had intended. Bunzo and Bubbles are tangles that I use often just never on the same tile. I had originally left the area between those two blank but at the last minute added the Buttercup path. The shading behind buttercup helps define the path.
Flowers of course are made using ButtercupSo much tangled happiness here and her colors are so bright and Springy - just beautiful!
Worm body was made using Bunzo
Worm eyes/glasses made using Bubbles
Trail made using Bucky
This week I liked the string and the tangle patterns, but for some reason I did not succeed to bring some balance in the tile. I tried to bring in the blue for more harmony and make buttercup more pop because bunzo is very dominant which made a little difference. I drew buttercup freehand without a grid. I like it this way better than with the grid.
Fortunately for me, this week's challenge included my very favorite tangle, Bucky, which I absolutely love to draw. I think I've said it before, it takes so much concentration that it really "zens me out." I wish I had done the shading on Buttercup with pencil, but once I'd started I was committed, so went ahead with the Pitt pen. I wasn't sure that I would find a place to put sparkle, but finally added it to the Buttercup centers (played with using it on Bubble and didn't like it).
For #36 I used bubbles, buttercup and bunzo (one of my favorites)...Bucky was just too too many lines for me to consider, but what a cool effect when done well!
I've only just started attempting some shading, and I do like how it gives the designs so much depth.
Adele, I was excited to start this one. Such a different string! I love it. Well, after saying that, there are no mistakes in zentangle® ! I started off w/ Crescent Moon, and after doing the first 3 rounds of it, I remembered that wasn't part of this zentangle! Oh well, I just went with the flow and finished up with Bunzo, Bubbles, and Buttercup, w/c is a favorite of mine. I used some tan c/s I had and used Microns 01, 05 black and 01 Brown. highlighted with a jelly roll pen in white.
The scenery is gorgeous. The woods are filled with blooming Dogwood trees that have blooms similar to the pattern Buttercup. It was raining today (Bubbles) as we were out looking. There are rolling hills everywhere (the string as outlined with Bubbles) and depicted with Bunzo. This was great fun to draw, especially in these circumstances.
I immediately knew that I wanted to start with Bunzo in the 2 larger parts of the center section, and have Bubbles spring from Bunzo. Once I finished that part, it felt like it was done:
But I felt like I should try to use more of the string, and/or more of the patterns. So I played around and realized that it didn't need the other patterns. But I did try one using the rest of the string. And I kind of like that, too.
This week was a time challenge and three new tangles too. At first I thought the string was too much movement when looking at the specific lines and bulbous structures. Buttercup was first placement and then my hubby suggested a background tangle to offset the opposing curving sections. Bucky was not the easiest to grid and fill and it wasn't until the end that I realized that not one hexagon shape is complete! Bubbles completes the upper curves and I will save Bunzo for another day.
Easter tangles on eggs are quite the challenge as well and by next year hopefully I will have a collection.Thank you for passing that along, Peggy.
This plastic egg is from Walmart of all places. Sold by the dozen. Grab some for next year. I did Asian fan, Chillon, and Crescent moon with one Bubble at the tip top. They are dyeable to pastels so yellow is my next one.
I've never used Bucky...I thought it would be tedious. But when I played with it in my sketch book I had too much fun...so many ways to shade. Somehow you always manage to find tangles that surprise us all in the ways they work so well together.