Friday, 27 July 2012

Shading & Subconscious Swirls

It really is strange how one thing leads to another sometimes as I'd really not thought I'd be entering either of the challenges that I am nor that I'd be trying to incorporate shading.

The Diva's Challenge this week is to use the tangle Mi2 & since I still have limited knowledge of tangle patterns I keep an eye out for what both Laura Harms (The Diva) & Laura Palmer (TanglePatterns.com) post regarding patterns & strings & use those to tinker about with in pencil when I have an odd moment. I was in the middle of working through some patterns in my Basics Zentangle book this afternoon when I made myself a cup of tea & happened to see one of those pencil tinkerings. Somehow I ended up making this tile which I realised that I could then enter into The Diva's challenge. One of the patterns I was working on from the books today was Swirls & that sort of crept in all by itself & that was how I recalled having seen a challenge that Alice (The Creator's Leaf) had mentioned based upon swirls in artwork.

tangles: Crescent Moon, Mi2, Swirls
The 3½ inch square tile is mounted onto a slightly larger piece of black cardstock.

20 comments:

jackiescrafts said...

A great tangle Paula and I love how you have used pencil to do the shading

Jackie x

Magpie said...

This is wonderful! I love the intricacy and swirls. Thanks for playing at Inspiration Avenue this week!

Be sure to check back at IA in the coming weeks ~ one of our upcoming challenges is zentangles!

Maggie

malinka78 said...

Очень интересная работа!

ledenzer said...

Large to small gorgeousness!

Daniele OBrien Design, CZT said...

Nicely done, great rythm and flow!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful tiel you made! Like the ribbons.

Annemarie Huijts

GinaA said...

Wow Paula, this is stunning,very individual and flowing, love the border as well. I am still struggling with the shading on this tangle.

Aquarius said...

There is a lot of movement in this tangle and the shading makes such a difference and gives it dimension as well. You are progressing in leaps and bounds - great stuff.

Dilip Patel said...

Very harmonious, balanced and beautiful.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Fabulous Paula, a very intricate piece of work. you must be really pleased with how this turned out. I really like your overall design, swirls is a pattern I really like, and Mi2 looks like one to try out. Well done for entering the challenge as well, Judith x

Elaine said...

Great work Paula, this is an ambitious pattern and this is a great tile, really enhanced by the shading and the black mounting is a great idea and one I often use on cards. Hope you are having a good weekend! Elaine x

Miranda said...

Great Paula, it has become a lovely tangle...like your shading and the movement in the drawing! warm greet Miranda

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - Paula this is fantastic! I am truly in awe - beautiful!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I find your tile very relaxing, almost like a prayer. Blessings!

Lou Anne said...

The back and white tones made a nice contrast to the pieces that were in color. I was surprised to read the size of your image. Very intricate!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Mesmerizing Paula! I could stare at this for hours!

Kat W said...

Beautiful zentangle that's perfect for this week's IA swirl challenge. Welcome to the Inspiration Avenue challenge!

Kat :-)

Art lessons from Belgium. said...

Very nice tangle with mi2!

kath said...

wow paula I am amazed...how fabulous is this...it must have taken you so long to do...hugs kath xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is awesome Paula. Loving your shading too. I am having such fun with my tangling.

Good luck in your challenges.

Hugs
Sarn xxx