This Zentangle is the result of two different Facebook posts.
In one group, someone asked about shading a Zentangle that was drawn in blue ink. That got me to thinking about how I would handle the situation. So, for this tile, I’ve used blue ink. For the shading I used both colored pencil and graphite. I think the combination of the two allows for more dramatic depth than using the blue pencil alone.
The second post was about wrapping ribbons, which lead to the term “Zentwining” which was coined by Lynn Mead in her post here. After reading her post, I decided to give it a try. As long as I was at it, I also decided to try a variety of tangles to fill each wrap so I could see what worked… and what didn’t. That is why there are so many tangles in the list below.
So, while this tile might not be totally successful as a work of art, it was certainly an interesting challenge!
Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a cobalt, Copic Multiliner. Shading done with graphite and colored pencil.