I thought it might be interesting to do an overlapped version of Irradial on a tan tile using brown and sepia ink.
As I did the first, brown lines, the pen was very juicy and made a large brown blog where all the lines converged. I wasn’t totally happy with it, but I decided to continue.
Then, the sepia pen was very dry, making light, almost sketchy lines and almost no blog at the convergence.
At the point where all the lines were drawn, but no shading had been applied, I didn’t think this tile was working very well. But, as we all know, you have to work through the “ugly” stage.
So I started adding the colored pencil. After that addition, I liked it better, but it was still not thrilling. I figured, “What the heck!” and went ahead and added the white charcoal pencil. I have to say, it made a huge difference!
I can’t say that I’m now totally thrilled, but I’m certainly happier with the over-all results!
Zentangle drawn on tan, Official Zentangle tile using brown and sepia Pigma Micron pens. Shading done with colored pencil. Highlights created with white charcoal pencil.