I am posting a couple of challenges in this post along with a new to me form of art. The picture you see above is for Diva's Challenge #218. This week's challenge was to create a white on black tile. I started with Isochor (top left) and added Flux, and Shattuck (and Printemps. I used a Sakura Gelly Roll (white) on Black Artist tile by Strathmore. I tried to shade with a white coloring pencil but I'm not sure if they show up. This is only my second attempt at white on black.
This one was my first attempt. I have a difficult time thinking about how the finished piece will look or picking appropriate patterns to use. And working on black paper means you can't sketch with a pencil first. I know that's the goal of zentangle but it is still intimidating,
I also tried doing Darcy's Weekly Challenge #6 which was to use P-Q-R patterns.
I used Pozer, Quandry, and Rixty. I feel like I cheated a bit as I did not use Rixty very much. I don't normally color my tangles but I felt as though this needed color. I've always found Quandry to be a difficult pattern but not this time.
On Monday, I was browsing YouTube looking for a tutorial on mandalas and I found a few videos on Islamic geometry art. I taught geometry many years ago and remember constructing various polygons with a compass and a ruler. But this is incredible!
The appeal of Zentangle and Islamic geometry art is that they satisfy both sides of my brain. When you see a zentangle tile or these geometric art structures, you are drawn to them because they are beautiful and intricate. But creating them takes both your analytical and artistic skill. I have to do more research on brain hemisphere and how that affects the art you create.
Hope you have a great week. I need to pack up because I am headed to Little Rock, Arkansas for my nephew's graduation! Very exciting!
I think they're all lovely! How long does it take you to make an image- on average?ReplyDelete
Have fun at the graduation!
Most Zentangle tiles I create take about an hour once I have an idea of how I want the image to look. The time goes by quickly because you're making repetitive strokes.Delete
The geometry art takes a bit longer for me because I'm still learning and because precision is required here. But I think they are beautiful. 😊
Ooh, I really like the one on top! It looks so delicate. Instead of white on black, it looks kinda like sepia, giving it a antique feel. Beautiful! I have totally given up on the explanations and I've settled in to just enjoying the pretty pictures. Have a good time and if you run into any Joneses down there they might be related to my husband :)ReplyDelete
I did tell you, Deedles that my maiden name is Jones.. Your mufu and I could be related! Ha!Delete
I remember! There is a good chance of your being related. Mufu is a Jones in two different branches of the family! Ah, the south *snicker*.Delete
I enjoyed your Post, Yukari. All of your posts are so Beautiful. You create such creative designs and your Tiles are awesome. Well done.ReplyDelete
Thank you, David! I fell in love Zentangle as soon as I learned about it over a year ago. I'm just glad I get a chance to see so many beautiful pieces done by others and to share mine as well. Thank you for stopping by.Delete
Your black tiles have a frothy quality that is just beautiful! I love your color tile, but the last mandala image is just stunning! Such nice work!ReplyDelete
Yukari, you somehow managed to create a lace effect with your white on black tiles.I found my white tangling implements to be too clunky to create anything delicate and nuanced like you did. Very nice.ReplyDelete
All are beautiful! My fave is the second one :)ReplyDelete
All are wonderful! Especially I like the first one with its wonderful flow!ReplyDelete
I know I always comment the same, but what can I do?!? It's SO pretty!ReplyDelete
I loved all your pieces, Yukari. If you are not happy with a white colored pencil, try a white charcoal pencil and blending stump for shading. I think you did well with the pencil though. I used to be an art teacher and would even teach my 1st graders how to use a compass to make beautiful shapes and designs. They had no idea they were doing geometry! You are a natural at tangling. Do remember though that the goal of Zentangle is the process, not the outcome. So, relax, be mindful, and enjoy.ReplyDelete
the islamic geometry art if wonderful...not sure if I have the patience. I'll leave that one to Wayne, but your white on black is great too!There are so many tangles to appreciate in your work!ReplyDelete
All of your pieces are lovely but I really like the mandala and the quote around it. Lovely work!ReplyDelete
Lovely work, Yukari! Especially your first Dive tile is my favorite.ReplyDelete
Lovely work. Your black and white tiles are very delicate and elegant.mairy and lacy. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Very cool how you added Rixty with Quandary! Your mandala is awesome.ReplyDelete
I love your white on black in the first tile. It turned out gorgeous. The Pozer tile is so springlike that it really makes me smile. I love the way your tangles flow in that one. And your mandala is amazing. You have such a steady hand with it. It's stunning. All of your work is beautifully done.ReplyDelete
This is an incredible set of tiles!! I love both of your Diva tiles - they are amazing!! And your PQR is so lovely!! So pretty!! And your mandala and the saying are wonderful!!! Thank you for joining us!! :)ReplyDelete
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