A Bit-O-Black, Fugu, and Batumber

iamthedivaczt This week’s Diva Challenge is to add a bit of black to our tile. So of course, my mind went immediately to Hollibaugh but in the end I decided against it.

I considered the tangles to use for quite some time and finally decided to just go ahead and draw a string and maybe something would become obvious. I drew two diagonal slightly curved lines, giving me one larger diagonal section and two smaller triangular sections.

FB□1 ~ LifeofJoy.meI went combing through my facebook zentangle groups to see what focuses were currently. The current Square One: Purely Zentangle focus is Fugu, which is new to me. It seems a lot like tipple except that it has some large almond shaped pods which are auraed.

Then I saw that I had missed Batumber from last week’s focus. I liked the look of this one and could fit it in the center section of my string fairly easily. Batumber is a combination of Twing and Kuke, created by Kelley Kelly. I like Kuke so it is no wonder this one appealed to me as well.

This first picture is before I did any blackening.

A Bit-O-Black Fugu Batumber ~ Lifeofjoy.meHere it is after adding the black.

A Bit-O-Black Fugu Batumber ~ Lifeofjoy.me

And here it is after shading. I think maybe I went a little overboard on the shading. Maybe I should have just done where the ‘petals’ of kuke meet instead of each ‘petal’.

A Bit-O-Black Fugu Batumber ~ Lifeofjoy.meWell, that’s it for today. Thank you to all who took the time to comment last week and to all who will do so this week. Your comments are so encouraging! I’m trying to be less hard on myself – thanks! :)

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

5 thoughts on “A Bit-O-Black, Fugu, and Batumber

  1. Thank you for sharing the process. I like where you ended up and it is interesting to see how the “look” changed as you added black and the shading. I actually like all 3 tiles.

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