Here’s a card I made for a friend. Before I learnt to tangle, I would never have attempted to draw a card. It’s another one of those wonderful things Zentangle brings.
Front: Agua, Sand Swirl, Shattuck, Waves
After drawing it, I felt it needed some colour. I’ve never used colour in my Zentangles before, but I found a box of watercolour pencils that I haven’t used since I was 10 years old! That was a lot of fun.
Aquafleur, Beadlines, Nipa
This was to get some Aquafleur out of my system.
It’s a dynamic tangle, with drama and floating curves all built into it. I tried to vary each motif, with different shapes and directions. There’s some Nipa and a hint of Beadlines in there too.
Just for inspiration, Carole Ohl has a brilliant Aquafleur Christmas tree.
After my last tile which was rather dark, I wanted to do a tile that had a lighter feel. I also wanted to play a bit more with Pokeroot as I had a feeling it would look better on a long branch.
Crescent Moon, Diva Dance, Jetties, Pokeroot, Shattuck
I went with plenty of white space and light shading, with Pokeroot falling from the branch as Jetties. Before shading, Pokeroot looked like cherries, but after shading, I think it looks more like oranges! I tried to shade Pokeroot so it would like it was lifted off the paper. The light and airy look of this tile makes me happy.