When I read a new zentangle challenge, I usually complete my tile before I look at any participates’ tiles, other than the sample provided by Laura on the challenge. I changed that today after I read the UMT (use my tangle) challenge. I fill parts of my tangles with lines frequently but when I saw Athitzi was a bit confused with how to use it exactly. So I went through all links on the link up to see what people did and what I liked and didn’t like.
I found that I liked the look of rows of athitzi overlapping or in a spiral the best. I tried to get my lines close together but that would’ve required slower strokes than what I wanted to do and I would’ve gripped the pen too tightly and cramped. The directions from its creator Eleanor Holt said that it is drawn from the wrist.
When I started my tile, I was so focused on getting athitzi done well that I forgot to start with the dots and border. I had a plan so I didn’t need a string and thus forgot the rest and ended up using the entire tile from edge to edge, which made it a bit difficult to blacken it in properly.
Here is my tile before shading.
Wow, it would appear that I need to wear some glasses that are a bit stronger.
Here is the same tile after shading . . . I’m not sure I did it justice though. I’m thinking I probably should not have emphasized the spiral as much as I did. Oh well, live and learn.
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