Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Zendala Dare #70

I recently discovered zentangle and I found a site with templates called The Bright Owl.  Apparently each week she posts a template with a dare.  So I decided to make an entry this week.

Here is my entry.

And the original template:

I'm not sure what the normal procedure for getting the template on to your paper, but I'm clearly not using the same technique since I simply printed it out on card stock.  I know that this is not what other people are doing because they do not end up with all the lines on their drawings.  I probably should read through some of the older entries to find out.

I did do another, but the nerdlet wouldn't let me shade it because she said it was perfect the way it is.

10 comments:

  1. Both are baeutiful; the spiral in the first one is a great idea to do as I have not yest seen before.
    People get the template in different ways, but (as far as I know) printing is just fine. I use carbon to transfer it.

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    1. Thanks. The carbon makes sense. I tried to freehand one and that was a complete bust. I also considered briefly pulling out the compass and protractor.

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  2. Hi Kimberly, a very neat chois of tangles and color! Well done!

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  3. Hi Kimberly your first one is awesome, great shading, and I like the use of blue. And about tracing the template, I just print the template, and then trace it with a pencil onto my drawing paper. Because that is realy thick, I put them both at my window when the sun is shining, and than the template shines through both the papers, and so I trace the template. I always can erase some lines I don't like, and give the template the look the way I like it.

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    1. Thanks. That makes sense. A lot of people use window tracing to trace sewing patterns and yet that never occurred to me for this. I'd have to give up the cardstock though.

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  4. Welcome to the Zentangle® challenge world. Both of your zendalas look great. Like the rounding effect you achieved on the first one.

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  5. You've done a fabulous job - on both of them. However, I do think you are very good at shading and it sure looks wonderful in the first zendala. I use carbon to trace the pattern too, but sometimes I press to hard and it might as well be a printed pattern. I found that using an embossing tool (with the rounded heads) works better for me than a pencil.

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  6. How interesting! Your design is lovely, and beautifully drawn :)

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