I was not feeling good yesterday! Some nasty bug going around, but I’ll talk more about that on Friday. I mention it today because it is why I have not yet done a tile for the Diva Challenge or any of my focuses but that does not mean that I have nothing to share today.
I had fun with the Shading Zentangle challenge last week and did a second tile and took a few pictures in progress. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I did enjoy drawing Nia Kay by Erika Kehlet which can be found over on Pattern-collections.com. It’s a rather high focus pattern though but fun. I like the outcome, especially if the center is blackened in rather than how I did it here coloring half blue and the other half green but it’s okay here.
I added some of Eni called Arc Flower and some Joki without the printemps spiral at the base. I just really played around with different strokes rather than any real patterns other than Nia Kay.
OH! I got some Bristol vellum paper for Christmas. I cut a sheet into 3.5″x3.5″squares and used one for this. It was really easy to spread the ink color around on this paper! So if any of you struggled last week, I really recommend that paper.
So, here is the line art. I just took the first two with my phone’s camera, as I didn’t feel like getting up and down taking scans.
Yay, I managed to do the Diva Challenge and the Square One: Purely Zentangle and Shading Zentangle focus! However I forgot to take a scan before shading it.
I wanted Hammadox overlapping Neuron. Hammadox reminds me of Showgirl but it was easier to draw right off than when I first attempted Showgirl. However, it is possible that it was easier because I had done Showgirl.
Neuron seems like it should be easy but I have difficulty with random, so I struggled a bit with it. I was going for a net-like structure under and below Hammadox but it grew into something else. At first I had minimal shading on it and thought I was done and then I saw a couple of lines that could be shaded, so I shaded those. And one line led to another and I had added some shading to most of them.
Thanks for all the sweet comments last week! Y’all are sooo encouraging!
Until next time, God bless,