Today’s tile is a combination of the focus tangles from the different groups I participate in. Up first is the diva challenge to use the newly released tangle, Noom.
At first this one looked a bit difficult or that it would be a high-focus tangle. So I decided I better practice a bit first. When I first practiced it, I tried to draw it backwards because I already had an idea of how I was going to lay out my tile and thought I’d need to draw it backwards but that was faulty thinking. When I followed the step out, I found it was actually pretty simple. And then when I actually put it on my tile, I found that it was very nice to do each step all around and became very fluid. I enjoyed drawing it.
The focus for Square One: Purely Zentangle and Shading Zentangle is Pico by Staub Korn. The step out for this one is extremely short and seems pretty simple. It truly is simple but I got over confident and got some lines messed up, which is okay because this tangle is very forgiving and it turned out fine.
Then over on the ever growing awesome site, Pattern-Collections, there is a daily pattern and a weekly string, among other wonderful things. I like the string for this week but it is more suited to gem work, which is their focus this week. Thus I chose to use their string for last week. Strings can disappear in the finished tile and part of this one did. I really like this triangular string. Today’s pattern is Rigardu. I really like this pattern. It looks harder than it is.
I started by drawing the string. And then went right to work on Noom. As I said, it was rather relaxing because I was able to repeat the same stroke so many times. If I had made Noom shorter or smaller, it would not have been as relaxing.
Then I started adding in PIco and decided to make it go behind Noom and not be confined to it’s triangle. Then I started with Rigardu in the upper triangle. I didn’t get them overlapped the way I liked and it looked awkward, so I tried to figure out what to do about it. I decided to blacken it in and then tangle in white.
I started blackening it in and realized I hadn’t taken a picture or scan yet. So I quickly grabbed the camera.
And then I started shading and forgot to scan it beforehand, but here it is before too much shading was done.
Here is my finished tile.
Alright, here it is . . . really finished.
Update: One commenter mentioned that since you couldn’t see the last two side by side that you really couldn’t tell the difference, exactly. So I thought I’d see if I could do it.
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Until next time, God bless,