Another’s view. The tiles above and below were created by my husband. If you remember, from yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I had asked all of my relatives to draw Zentangles for my birthday in 2010. Recently, I found them again and got to reminisce about that time and to see all the wonderful tiles everyone made. For this first tile, my sweetheart used a heart as the central string!

From the Zentangle Primer: Lesson 2, page 45, Exercise 4. For this exercise, we were to use all the same tangles: Shattuck, Jetties and Bales, but use different shading. I think Amanda (above) did a fantastic job with this tile! I love that she used several tanglations: Bales, Hollibaugh, Florz, and Jetties! My favorite is her version of Bales. It has so much depth to it now! My artwork is above.

From the Zentangle Primer: Lesson 2, page 36. In this chapter, we are learning three new tangles: Bales, Jetties and Shattuck. For the first tile in this chapter, there are step-by-step instructions that tell you where to put each tangle and how to draw and shade it. I did make a few choices like drawing straight instead of curved lines for the Shattuck, and I chose to overlap my Jetties, rather than make them all touching.

Hidden. She tried to hide from the outside by pulling the drapes, but the wouldn’t close completely. There were so many dangers she could not hide from around here. From the mystery under the pillow, to the strange marbles on the floor. She didn’t know how to escape the situation because she could not dream. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil.

Jetties is a wonderful tangle that can be used as a fill, a focal point, or scattered into the nooks and crannies of a tile. Here, I‘ve made them all different sizes and given the impression of them falling into a pile. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Coloring done with distress inks, distress markers and colored pencil. Tangles: Jetties

Rotation. It‘s interesting the way the design feels like everything is wrapped around the Bunzo as if it‘s surrounded by a mini cyclone of patterns. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Ambler Bunzo Ennies Florz Indy-Rella Jetties Knase Purk

Lesson 2. This is the tile I drew from the instructions in the second chapter in the Zentangle Primer. I‘m not sure that I like Bales, but I tried a different way of shading it on this tile. I‘m also trying to draw my tangles larger, so it felt different to draw the grid this large. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Bales Jetties Shattuck

I think I‘ll stay away from black tiles. Every so often, I think I can do something cool with a black tile. And every so often, I‘m disappointed. I know that I can do better work than this. It just didn‘t real work on any level. Zentangle drawn on black card stock using Sakura gel pen. Tangles: Bricks Fengle Jetties Knopen Munchin Pepper Ennies

No Mojo. This is the first time I‘ve drawn Marbaix. I was thinking it would work as a central medallion, but I think it lacks the “oompf” of some of the other medallion-like tangles. I may experiment with mixing it with some other tangle to see how that works out. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Bales Dribbetz Jetties Marbaix Pinch Pop-Cloud

Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen on Strathmore Vellum Bristol. Tangles: Jetties Knightsbridge Meer Nzeppel Quabog