This is a tangle that, until yesterday, I really didn’t like very much. When I pulled it from the tangle jar, I just kind of plopped it into my tile as a type of medallion, because I really didn’t know what to do with it. Then I watched this video from Helen Williams. Her blog is A Little Lime, and has lots of interesting tangle related information!.
Her method is so much more fun and makes a much more interesting finished image. Here, the gourds are used as more of an organic fill, rather than a center piece. The concept could also be incorporated into a standard Zentangle with other tangles mixed in. I’ll have to give that a try in the future!
Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Highlighting with white colored pencil.