iamdiva’s Weekly Challenge #167: DuoTangle Well/Punzel

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on May 14, 2014 in Zentangle |

I popped a new sketchbook yesterday, so I only had time to make Laura Harms’ weekly challenge today. It’s a Deko Sketchbook with 140g/m² paper from Hahnemühle Fineart in natural white. It’s heavier and stiffer than my last sketchbook, so the feel is definitely different. It takes ink well, though it’s really supposed to be for pencil and charcoal.

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I’m not a big fan of grids, as don’t like having to bring out a ruler to do Zentangles. The Well tangle instructions show that an even grid gives it better form. I dislike the grid visibility when you do the grid in ink, so I decided to use a pencil for the grid. My usual way of dealing with making a grid is to mark the corners with ink, but for this one it would have been too confusing to keep track. After laying out the grid, I positioned the Punzel tangles, then filled the background with Well. The spaces looked confusing so I decided to fill the rest of the background in black using my Kuretake Sable Hair Brush Pen filled with Noodler’s Heart of Darkness.



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  • Great job! I never use a ruler for the grids and tend to make most of mine curvy. I like the contrast of the Punzel over the dark Well background.

    • Louise L. Hagedorn

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it.

  • I like it! I’m not a huge fan of grids in most of mine too, but this time it worked for me. I do my grids in pencil a lot. (I have to say I have never been tried to be precise enough to pull out a ruler!)

    • Louise L. Hagedorn

      Thank you! There are times I find grids confining, so I tend to not use them. When I do use them, I really want them to be precise.

  • Annemarie

    Very beautiful, this challenge drives a lot of us out our comfort zone.

    • Louise L. Hagedorn

      It most definitely does

  • Love the contrast that you have in this one.

    • Louise L. Hagedorn

      Thank you! I enjoyed making it. Using a brush pen to fill in the black was relaxing.

  • Omer

    I don’t like grids as well (pun?), but actually I really like how you curved you grid. And I also like very much the perspective you created with the “towers”. Very nicely done.
    I also share the “out of comfort zone” notion, and am finding (as usual) that beautiful things can hide just there

    • Louise L. Hagedorn

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it.

  • I free hand my grids and don’t worry if they wobble. your tile makes me think if asparagus growing in front of chain link fence. Very nice.

    • Louise L. Hagedorn

      I’m glad you like enjoyed it.

  • Wow!
    This looks very nice! The black bagground is fantastic!

    • Louise L. Hagedorn

      Thank you! Glad you like it.

  • Like the background you created. Wish I had thought of this for a challenge at the Hideaway last week. Would have fit perfectly with something we did.

    • Louise L. Hagedorn

      Thank you, I’m happy you like it.

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