Circular and Blind String Tiles

My mother had knee replacement surgery this week and thus I have been at the hospital for a couple of days. On day one I drew two tiles. The first was a gold scratch off tile. The second one I did was for the Diva Challenge this week.

Although I don’t have an art spinner, I used my helix to draw a couple of circles. I did find that the helix doesn’t work as well on cut tiles as it does on a sheet of paper larger than the helix itself, as I had to be careful not move the tile instead of just the pencil.

I was just playing around with the helix when I decided to go ahead and just draw some lines. I started with a few light sectional lines and then went for a few curves/arches. From there I auraed the insides of the curves/arches and then I just drew some straight lines after which I drew some diagonal lines.

I wasn’t sure what to do with the inside of the circles and finally settled on hollybaugh blackening behind it. Here is my tile before shading.

#DC380 ~ Lifefjoy.me

Here it is a bit smaller, to see less of its imperfections. ;)

#DC380 ~ Lifefjoy.me

And now shaded.

Shaded #DC380 ~ Lifeofjoy.me
Shaded #DC380 ~ Lifeofjoy.me

It turned out differently than I thought it would when shaded but that’s okay. :)

I also found Zenuari2019 daily prompts and did get Sunday’s done. It was to use a blind string. I forgot to take a scan right after drawing the string so I inked it in on this first one of the line drawing before shading.

6Zenuari2019redstring ~ Lifeofjoy.me

The loop just screamed Abeko to me. Abeko is one of those tangles that is relatively new to me and I just love it. It is so simple and flows so well.

I was going for something simple so I added in knightsbridge for some nice black contrast. I knew I wanted to add the Square One: Purely Zentangle focus tangle, Zwieblbee by Beate Winkler. The only thing left to figure out was what to put up in that upper left corner. It just screamed Betweed to me but that scared me because Betweed and I have not been friends. I don’t know why. It just flowed this time around. It flowed so well that I used it again the next day on the gold scratch off tile I did, which I will share next week since I won’t be able to have enough time to add a photo now, since it is dark out and it doesn’t scan well.

6Zenuari'19 unshaded ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Here it is shaded.

shaded 6zenuari19 ~ LIfeofjoy.me
shaded 6zenuari19 ~ LIfeofjoy.me

Did you notice the bit of drop shadow I included? I probably should’ve added a bit of drop shadow on Abeko too . . . drat, just now figured that out . . . oh well. :)

Well, that’s it for me today. If you know of any other month long daily tangle prompts, I’d love to know where to find them. The one’s I’m aware of are Valentangle and Inktober and now Zenuari.

Thanks for stopping by and much thanks to you if you leave a comment, it means a lot.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

P.S. Thankfully, Mom is doing fantastic!!!! God has been so good!

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