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Zen-Untangled Week 3

Officially this is week 4 of Zen-Untangled on the facebook group Tangle All Around but I’m just finishing up week 3. ;) Between this and Show Me Your Skills lettering class, I’m behind on one or the other each week. I guess I should show some of that here too. Well, maybe I’ll do that next week. It is the final week of the beginning lettering class. I have decided to continue on though, so between the two, I’ve got a daily activity for the next several months. :)

This week’s tangles are Flux (both Rick and Maria’s versions), Cubine, Frondous, Ynix, Ixorus, Hollibaugh, and Echoism. I already have ATC stepouts for both versions of Flux, Cubine, Ixorus, Echoism, and Hollibagh. Consequently I only had to make stepout ATC for Frondous and Ynix (I sure would like to know how to pronounce those . . . I pronounced Printemps like it looks until I heard Rick pronounce it on a project pack video. :) )

Here are the fronts of my ATC for the two new-to-me tangles.

This one is Frondous.

And this one is Ynix. (Please tell me how to pronounce it!)

This week’s string was a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner through a medium circle in the middle and once again, I forgot to scan it before I started.

I did “cheat” a little bid and used my helix to make the circle in the middle. ;) I decided that Ixorus would work great in the circle. I actually thought that Frondous, Ynix, and Flux would all be a bit larger but when I drew them, they came out on the small side. It worked out though because I was able to get all seven tangles plus the variation of Flux on this one tile. Echoism isn’t very visible though. I really like that tangle because it flows so well.

At any rate, here is the scanned tile before shading.

In hindsight, I probably should have started Ynix a little further inside the border instead of centered on the border. But, I think it balanced out okay. Here it is in natural light.

I started to do some curvy Hollibaugh (actually did two lines) and decided I wanted the rest to be straight lines.

Here is the finished tile scanned.

The natural light had set by the time I finished shading the tile, so I took it inside with the best lighting (and unfortunately a flash) I could get inside.

I’m still learning how to shade Frondous and Ynix. Have you seen these tangles before? How do you shade them?

Well, I’ll run for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,

Michele ºÜº

Inktober 2019 Progress

Well, I was doing good keeping up with Inktober 2019 through the first part of the week. Thursday was a full day and after service we attended a gathering. We didn’t get home until nearly 9pm and I still had my blog post to get done. By the time I finished that I was too tired to enjoy doing any art.

Then Friday after the morning service was over, we ate some lunch and grabbed a few needed groceries. I don’t remember what time it was when we got home but I was completely done. I spent the weekend staying off my feet but I also did no art.

I figure I usually only share one tile with you each week, so I’ll just share the two I have finished and the one I have started today.

On Tuesday the 8th, the official Inktober prompt was Frail. I don’t know how the ladies picked tangles to go with that but here they are:

  • Everything is Art Prompt: Bales
  • Tangle All Around (fb):  Praa
  • Pattern-Collections.com: Quad Eclipse

Day 9

  • Everything is Art Prompt: Lola
  • Tangle All Around (fb):  My Swing
  • Pattern-Collections.com: Wrapping
  • Official Inktober:  Swing

(Tangles listed at the bottom are drawn from the bottom of the section up to the number.) My Swing, which is the bottom tangle on the right, was a bit difficult for me to draw. I think it looks pretty good after shading but it was definitely one of those “high focus” tangles. I’m guessing that once the pattern is familiar, it should flow pretty well. The wrapping on the nine wasn’t the best either. ;) Lola on the other hand, was simple and fun to draw. :)

Day 10

  • Everything is Art Prompt: Cubine
  • Tangle All Around (fb):  Windmill
  • Pattern-Collections.com: Pressure
  • Official Inktober:  Pattern

Well, that’s all I have for today. I’ll share the shaded  version of this last one next week, along with any others I get done for the next week. :)

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Until next time,

Michele ºÜº

Cubine, Flukes, and Tortuca

This week I am once again following the prompt from Today’s Tangle: Keeping it Classic. The string was simply five diagonal lines. I chose flukes and cubine because they are very similar and might be able to flow easily together. I then chose Tortuca which really just looks like Printemp to me, with a filled loopy center.

Here is my tile before blackening in any the squares of flukes and cubine.

Here it is in natural light.

Next I blackened in the smallest squares of flukes and cubine and added shading.

Here it is in natural light.

I’m not really happy with the shading on the lower tortuca but overall I’m quite pleased with it. It was nice that the sun cooperated but boy was it hot!

I was glad it was an easy prompt this week. It was nice to do some tangling but just as nice that it didn’t take a whole lot of time. :) I’ve been reading Undetected by Dee Henderson and wanted to finish it up before I did any tangling. (I enjoyed the book, by the way.)

That’s all I have for today. I hope you have a good week. I know mine will be better when the temperatures drop again. ;) Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,

Michele ºÜº