The Diva Challenge was on hiatus when the DraWing tangle with its step-out was released last month. Thus it hadn’t been used as a Diva Challenge yet, so this week, here it is. I am less than enthusiastic about this because I have not yet quite made friends with this tangle. When I follow the official step out, I get something that looks scribbly and prickly almost; definitely not something that would be thought of as wings. As I mentioned last month when it was the focus of most of the other groups I participate in, there was one video tutorial available to help me out. I watched it again before attempting today’s tile.
I haven’t played with it any more, probably because I don’t really care for how it turns out for me. But thankfully, the focuses and challenges I participate in push me to do so. Thus, today I get another go at it.
Square One: Purely Zentangle and Shading Zentangle’s focus for the week is Lollywimple by Sandy Hunter. Once again, I didn’t follow the directions very well so it was a bit like crescent moon to me but I like all she shows you can do with it. I may give it another whirl sometime soon. (The part of the directions I did not follow was to aura some sections a couple times before doing others, thus creating some great overlap. Sure wish I’d have done that but there’s always next time.)
Once again, I tried to incorporate a bit of overlap between my tangles but then didn’t do anything with it. Also, they didn’t overlap very much. Just an honest assessment, not being hard on myself. I like to find areas for improvement so that I can continue to grow and develop my skills.
So, here is my tile before any shading occurred.
I do like how I varied the sizes of the orbs for Lollywimple.
Here’s the finished tile.
Where should I have added overlap shading? I considered some cast shadows but erased them because it was clear that I was not doing it right. I’d also appreciate any suggestions on DraWing.
I want to thank you all for so many kind comments last week! Sure does pay to get the link in early. You all are great and very encouraging!!! Thanks so much!
Until next time, God bless,
7 thoughts on “Lollywimple and DraWing”
The shade changes everything. Beautiful tile, i like it!
The way you shaded Drawings added a plump pillow look to it. Nicely done!
Your tile shows just how important shading is. I struggled with Drawings too until I started drawing it from the outside in. That gave me softer lines and a more natural feel to my pen as I drew.
Love seeing the before and after shading! Lovely tile.
You always do such fantastic shading! ! Terrific!
I do like this, especially the shaded one 🙂
I adore the way you added the shading to DraWings! It makes it looked… plumped up and fluffy, like a cloud. The aura around the edge definitely gives it a some extra pop too. Great piece!