Last week was a very busy week for me so I didn't had any time for drawing until sunday when I did the following tile for "I am the Diva Challenge #328". For this challenge we had to use Suzanne Fluhr's beautiful tangle "Aloha" which I pair with tangles "Fluxeed" by Terri Delaune, and "Zinger" and "Printmeps" by Maria Thomas.
Here is my tile done all with black Micron pen and Prismacolor colour pencils:
For this week's at "I am the Diva Challenge #329" we had to use "Fragment D-1" by Zentangle. First for a touch of summer I drew on the corner a bit of "Flux" and "Bronx Cheer" by Rick Roberts. Then I created a grid where I drew the "D-1 Fragment" in two different colors along with "N'Zeppel" by Maria Thomas.
Here is my tile done with black and brown Micron pens and Prismacolor colour pencils:
Lastly, but definitely not least is my tile for "It's a String Thing #208" where Adele Bruno's "It's a String Thing" is celebrating the fourth Birthday of this weekly challenge!!! Four Years where week after week Adele has posted a challenge and then created a post with all the challenge entries with encouraging individual comments for each one of them!... Her amount of work, love and dedication is amazing! The Zentangle community is greatly blessed with her presence. Thank You Adele!!!
For this challenge we had a string similar to four candles and we had to use the tangles "Knightsbridge" by Maria Thomas, "Copada" by Margaret Bremmer, "Wud" by Jonni Feddersen (I used the "Wud ribbon adaptation" by Margaret Bremmer and "Trella" by Adele Bruno herself.
Here is my tile done with brown and sepia Micron pens, graphite for shading and a little bit of Sienna brown colour pencil shading "Wud"
I hope you have enjoyed this tiles and come back and visit often. As always if there is anything from this post that you would like to use in your own drawings please feel free to do so.
This time I have two tiles for Adele's Bruno "It's a String Thing Challenge" one forIAST #205 and another forIAST #206.
For IAST #205 we had a string similar to a sun and we had to use the tangles Pauline's Pigtail by Adele Bruno, Shard by Carole Ohl and Shattuck by Maria Thomas. This was my first time drawing "Shattuck" all around in a circle and somehow it created a slightly different look than my usual Shattuck. Then I added "Pauline's Pigtail" in the center and I had fun trying to create a gem around it and then "Shard" encasing it. Here is the end result:
This tile was made with black Micron pen, a combination of Prismacolor and Crayola colored pencils and white gel pen for highlights.
Now for IAST # 206 we had a string that somehow made me think of a cushion and then when I read that one of the tangles we had to use was "Yin-Cut" by Maria Thomas I knew exactly where to start. The other two tangles to use were "Funbea" by Beate Winker, CZT and "Pach" by Judy Okawa. I decided to create a cushion with Yin-Cut and use Pach and Funbea along with a little bit of Printemps and Marasu (both from Zentangle) as the cushion decorations. Here is the end result:
This tile was made with black, and brown Micron Pens, Le Plume II marker no. 30 Rosewood for the light beige Printemps and shading with Prismacolor pencils and graphite.
Finally, the tile for "I am the Diva Challenge #327" we had use a beautiful pattern called "Lisbon Fragment" by Henrike Bratz and the "Diva Dance" by the Diva, Laura Harms. I did some red Diva Dance flowers and added some "Fescue with a twist" next to them. For the "Lisbon Fragment" I colored it's sections with two different colors and then on the section of the very bottom I added some "Bales " just for fun. Here is the end result:
This tile was made with red Sharpie Pen marker, black Micron pen, Prismacolor Colored pencils, and white gel pen for highlights.
I had lots of fun and happy relaxing time creating this tiles. I hope you liked them and come and visit often.
This week at "I am the Diva" challenge # 324" we were asked to create a tile using a heart shape as a string.
I decided to add the tangle "Fife" inside the heart shape and then "Prestwood" outside it. While I was drawing Prestwood I thought it almost looked as if the heart had roots and branches growing out of it. That gave me the idea to add "PIB" as jewels growing out from the heart's branches. It wasn't until I finished that I thought the center in each Fife's flowers also looked like little jewels and the white sections as little thorns...hence the little quote I added below my tile ;-)
This tile was done with black and brown Micron Pens, a white gel Pen for highlights and Crayola Coloured Pencils. I just bought this Crayola color pencils, and I have to say I really liked the end result. I found that specially in Zentangle's tiny spaces they allowed me to add more colors on top of each other and still keeping a translucent effect which is specially nice while coloring gems, as oppose to the Prismacolor pencils that I normally use, which after adding several colours on top of each other it can become waxy and matte. Can't believe the nice result for their inexpensive price! I am loving them ;-)
I hope you like this tile and come back often. As always if there is anything else from this post that you would like to use in your own drawings please feel free to do so.
For "I am the Diva Challenge #323" we were asked to create a tile that reflects your home. So I created the next tile:
My home is in a Canadian City in Alberta, near the Prairies but also close to the mountains and beautiful forests. I tried to represent the Prairies in the Maple Leaf on the right and also how beautiful and warm they are in spring an summer with a Maple Leaf in greens and yellows, and on the left side with red fall colors and white for winter snow, the beauty of the evergreens and forests along with snowflakes and mountain peaks full of snow.
It was great fun creating this tile. My love for Canada and it's people runs deep, so it was actually a great honor and pleasure specially right after our 150th year celebration this past Saturday.
I created this tile with black micron pen and with Prismacolor Colour Pencils, The Maple Leaf in the center was colored with a Spectrum Noir marker, -a piece of advice regarding this markers, although they colored an area beautifully leaving no markers marks or lines they do bleed a little bit so it's best to do your outer lines with another marker. Also I only use them to cover bigger areas, even their small tip is quite big for zentangles-.
If you would like to learn a little bit more about my Home and its people, below are some Canadian commercials that you might like:
Canada, a beautiful country were all races, cultures, religions and traditions leave together in complete harmony and joy.
Now to the tiles for Adele's Bruno "It's a String Thing"
This time I have two tiles for Adele Bruno's "It's a String Thing", one corresponds to "It's a String thing #201" which was last week's challenge. I was so busy preparing for Canada Day celebration that I was drawing this tile between little free moments. At the end I didn't had any time to write a post and almost missed the challenge's dateline! I am glad I didn't, as it turned out it won the challenge's tile of Honor! that was a nice surprise ;-)
This was a fun challenge, something about summer and Canada Day inspired me to add green to "leaflet" and red to all the little circles in "Beebug". I had almost finished my tile when I had to leave the tile aside for a moment, when I came back to it my husband had added a few legs and antennas creating an "ant" with Beebug circles! funny he didn't know anything about the pattern's name, he just saw red circles and thought of busy ants and played a joke on me!... I liked it, so I finished off creating more ants and adding a little bit of brown simulating hills or cracks on the ground.
Here is my tile:
For this tile I used a black Micron Pen and Prismacolor Colour Pencils.
Now for this week's "It's a String Thing Challenge #202" we were asked to use a cloud-like string with patterns "Pop-Cloud" by Carla du Preez, "Xplode" by Margaret McKerihan and "CO2" by Antonine Megger as a way to be part of all the celebrations with fireworks going on lately with Canada Day last Saturday and the Fourth of July this last Tuesday.
Here is my tile:
This was my first time using this patterns. I was so relaxed decorating all "Pop-Cloud's" different auras that I went a little overboard ;-) but I quite enjoyed it!
For this tile I used black Micron Pen, a bright yellow green Prismacolour Colour Pencil, a white gel pen and a Spectrum Noir black marker for the big black section.
I hope you like them and come and visit often, As always please feel free to try on your own work anything from this post.
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