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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I Am The Diva Challenge #175: Crux

The challenge this week is to use the tangle "Crux" in your Zentangle.  We were allowed to use another tangle in our composition, so I chose "Tipple" which sort of contrasts with the straight lines in Crux.  I did three variations of Crux and varied the sizes of the Tipple areas.  I also tried to balance my dark and light areas using symmetrical balance.  I used a .005 Pigma pen and a #.08 to fill in areas.  I used a black Prismacolor colored pencil to shade.

I superimposed 3 strings for this design.

If you have seen some of my other Zentangles, you have already figured out that I am very anal and controlled.  I am going to have to work on getting looser and more spontaneous in my tangling.

13 comments:

Kia said...

I love the symmetry and the dark and light balance. Kind of reminds me of a stained glass window. Very nice.

Kathy Barringer said...

I love the originality of your tile. Your Tipple and Crux really complement each other.

ledenzer said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet!

Anne's tangle blog said...

Wow, Tipple is GREAT next to Crux!!

Ilse said...

Great work!

LonettA said...

This is gorgeous! Wonderful Tipple and Crux!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Kia! I also think it reminds me of a stained glass window...totally an accident!

Barb Sailor said...

Kathy - thank you.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks for the "sweet" comment, Ledenzer.

Barb Sailor said...

Thank You Anne,
I also like the contrast of curves and lines between the two tangles.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks Ilse and LonettA!
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to comment.

David Hunter said...

You put a lot of thought, effort, and concentration as well as skill and a life time of hard work into your art. It sure shows. Beautiful Tile. Love every aspect of this piece. Awesome.

Barb Sailor said...

David, Thank You.
I have put a lifetime of hard work into my art - mostly in education - 45 years a public school fine arts educator. Now that I have retired, I am able to paint and experiment in the media available to artists. As an art teacher I am familiar with many media - jack of all trades, master of none, so to speak.